Integrated Crop Management News

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Hay harvests have been reduced due to dry weather and high potato leafhopper pressure. Pastures have declined in condition and productivity.

The specific strategies to be adopted by a particular producer will vary with local conditions and objectives. Among the factors influencing planning decisions are: recent rainfall and soil moisture conditions; nutritional requirements of the various types of livestock; quantity and quality of 'new crop' hay available; condition and availability of drought-stressed corn and other grain crops; and possible herbicide residues in drought forage. Below are some options and factors for your consideration.

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