Earlier this spring, we discussed using the PEAQ method (Predictive Equations for Alfalfa Quality) to help determine when to harvest first crop alfalfa. Looking at the PEAQ measurements made around the state, we are getting close to taking the first crop alfalfa. However, the wet conditions could present some challenges with putting up the first cutting of alfalfa in a timely fashion and maintaining feed quality.
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Loy, Dan; Dahlke, Garland; and Lundy, Erika, "Considerations for Baleage with First Crop Alfalfa" (2019). Integrated Crop Management News. 2565.
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