cutting management

  1. Hay mover cutting alfalfa

    Time to Take the Last Forage Cutting

    Sep 6, 2019

    The best time to take a last harvest of forages during the first two weeks in Ohio, for the least risk to the long-term health of the stand. This is especially true this year for alfalfa and other legumes that need the fall period to replenish carbohydrate and protein reserves in the taproots after a very stressful year.

  2. Alfalfa harvesting in the fall involves benefits vs. risks

    Late Season Alfalfa Management

    Sep 6, 2018

    Fall cutting of alfalfa comes down to balancing the need or value of the forage versus risk to the stand health and winter survival. In this article we discuss the trade-offs and risk factors to consider when cutting alfalfa in the fall.