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2-12-1999 12:00 AM

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Integrated crop management (ICM) is a management strategy where producers assess the series of familiar crop production steps necessary for producing a crop, evaluating alternative practices for practicality, cost/return considerations, and environmental consequence, in an effort to increase efficiency and profitability of their enterprises. Most producers who practice ICM have applied its principles to com and soybean production. This discussion is directed toward the question – How well can IPM be applied to hay production management? As producers consider the alternative practices and management twists possible in hay production, they will each start with a different set of resources (money, soil, skills) and goals. So, it is not a great surprise that no two hay producers do things the same way. I will not be able to address all of the alternatives that hay producers face in managing hay production, but will list a few common areas where decisions become an important part of the end efficiency or profitability.

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Dec 2nd, 12:00 AM

Integrated Crop Management for Alfalfa

Integrated crop management (ICM) is a management strategy where producers assess the series of familiar crop production steps necessary for producing a crop, evaluating alternative practices for practicality, cost/return considerations, and environmental consequence, in an effort to increase efficiency and profitability of their enterprises. Most producers who practice ICM have applied its principles to com and soybean production. This discussion is directed toward the question – How well can IPM be applied to hay production management? As producers consider the alternative practices and management twists possible in hay production, they will each start with a different set of resources (money, soil, skills) and goals. So, it is not a great surprise that no two hay producers do things the same way. I will not be able to address all of the alternatives that hay producers face in managing hay production, but will list a few common areas where decisions become an important part of the end efficiency or profitability.