FOLEY, Minn. — Alfalfa harvest is underway across much of the region. While much of the southern counties in our program cut early last week, many of the northern cooperators waited for the weekend. Despite rainfall, many of those fields were cut and harvested, which means that we are down to our final few fields.
The following are the most recent scissor cut results available:
Stearns County – Frericks near Melrose; May 31st, Ht = 32, PEAQ = 149, RFQ = 182, CP = 21
Benton County – Skroch near Rice; June 1st, Ht = 18, PEAQ = 201, RFQ = 199, CP = 20
Morrison County – Kahl near Buckman; June 1st, Ht = 28, PEAQ = 164, RFQ = 222, CP = 23
You can find more detailed reports at the UMN Extension Website by searching for “Minnesota Extension Crop News”, or by calling (320) 968-5081 if you are in Stearns, Benton, or Morrison counties. If you are outside that area call Extension Colleagues Colleen Carlson in Scott and Carver Counties, Emma Severns in Sibley County, the Meeker and McLeod County Extension office, and Adam Austing in Wright County for more information. You can also look at the compiled scissor cut information from 2010 at z.umn.edu/AlfalfaHarvestAlert.
Thanks to our sponsors including; Barry Visser and Jack Hales at Vita Plus, Total Agribusiness Services, Greg Lefebrve with Nelson Dairy Consultants, Anez Consulting of Little Falls, UFC, Sunrise Ag Cooperative – Buckman, Farmers and Merchants State Bank – Pierz, Dairyland Lab at Sauk Rapids, DHIA Laboratories at Sauk Centre, UMN Goplen Lab, KASM 1150 AM Albany, KTLF 960 AM Little Falls, WJON 1240 AM St. Cloud, WVAL 800 AM and 102.3 FM Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud, and the Central Minnesota Forage Council.
— Nathan Drewitz, University of Minnesota Extension
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