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Two Generations of Experience

This father/son team offers several baling tips that can improve hay quality and avoid surprises hiding in the windrow.

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Tracking Hay Quality

New relative feed value (RFV) calculators and tracking systems allow producers to sort bales in the field.

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This Alfalfa Hay Quality Is Off The Charts

This Texas hay producer is setting new regional records for alfalfa quality and feed value.

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Exporting Forage: Barr-Ag Is In Its “Hay Day”

Barry Schmitt got in early exporting forage to Asia. Now he sees even greater potential in China, and the prospect of creating a business that will last generations.

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Alfalfa: Planted on the Diagonal

An innovative approach to planting alfalfa produces exceptional yields.

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Caring for Hay Fields

Maintaining your hay fields is a year-round job and one that pays in higher yields.

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Charting Solutions for Alfalfa Production

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a novice hay producer, questions about alfalfa production are bound to come up. With the help of the Alfalfa Management Guide and a variety of other sources, we address three topics here: irrigation, harvest scheduling and rotation timing.

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Tackling Toxic Weeds

An equal opportunity problem, weeds can show up in grass hay just as easily as in alfalfa.

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New Forage Varieties

Plant breeders continue to bring you more and better forage choices.

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Will Wheeler plants alfalfa in a cross-hatch pattern.

Alfalfa: Irrigation, Harvest Scheduling and Rotation Timing

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a novice hay producer, questions about alfalfa production are bound to come up. With the help of the Alfalfa Management Guide and a variety of other sources, we address three topics here: irrigation, harvest scheduling and rotation timing.

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