1st Cutting Forage Quality Update ~ May 26, 2020

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

May 27, 2020

Since last Tuesday alfalfa height increased 6.8 inches (13.5 to 20.3 inches) a sizable increase with several fields increasing as much as 10 inches.

The average alfalfa height for May 19, 2020 was 13.5 inches.
The average alfalfa height for May 26, 2020 was 20.3 inches.

Of the thirty-two fields, 8 fields or 25 % have been cut.

We would expect all but one of our remaining 24 fields if they were a 50/50 mixed stand to be ready for harvest this coming week or are ready now.

More details in the pdf.

A huge thanks to the team of Dave Balbian, Ashley McFarland, Nicole Tommell and Mark Schmidt for helping to gather this info.




1st Cutting Forage Quality Update 5-26-20 (pdf; 635KB)


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