1st Quality Forage Quality Update ~ May 19, 2020

Kevin Ganoe, Area Field Crop Specialist
Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

May 20, 2020

Our alfalfa height increased 4.1 inches over last week a more normal increase than we have had this year.

The average alfalfa height for May 12, 2020 was 9.4 inches.
The average alfalfa height for May 19, 2020 was 13.5 inches.

Twenty-seven fields or 87% may be ready for harvest in the next week  if they are 100 percent grass.  Even some mixed stands will be ready in the next week.

See the full report in the pdf.




1st Cutting Forage Quality Summary 5-19-20 (pdf; 653KB)


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