Monday, October 8, 2012
I saw several fields of hay cut today. We like to have hay ground in good shape at this time of year. Strong crowns help get the plants through the winter. If you have alfalfa you would like to cut, makes sure it has had plenty of time to develop strong roots. We had a freeze last night, so chances are, not much more growing will be done any more this fall. Make sure that fertility is in good order now too. You want the hay to get off to a good start in spring. If you have hay ground that is going into row crops next spring, by all means get all you can baled. There should be a good market if you don't need it yourself.