who to trust
Posted 12 May 2010 - 11:50 AM
Posted 12 May 2010 - 12:37 PM
Posted 12 May 2010 - 01:37 PM
Posted 12 May 2010 - 02:20 PM
That timothy should help the alfalfa dry down faster than if it was all alfalfa
If you're taking it off as silage a 1 1/2 to 2 day dry window with temps in the 70's and the humidity low should give you a good shot.
If you're taking it off as hay you'll probably need closer to 3-4 days with 70's and low humidity.
Keep in mind you'll need to tedd, rake or merge this once for the silage and probably twice for the hay. I'd do it early in the morning to keep the leaf loss down.
I think you should send a message to Hay Wilson in TX http://www.haytalk.c...y-wilson-in-tx/. He'd give a good opinion on this.
From the sounds of it I'd try to cut as soon as the fields have dried out from the Thursday rain (don't want to rut the fields up) and hope the weather holds.
Like I said this is always a gamble in the spring and I hope you'er able to get it off without it getting rained on.
How many acres are you cutting?
How wide do you lay down your windrows or swaths?
Do you have conditioners on your mower?
Edited by UpNorth, 12 May 2010 - 02:24 PM.
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 02:54 PM
Seems to be the most accurate for me.
Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:11 AM
Posted 13 May 2010 - 01:24 PM
I saw a good quote in a farm magazine by Patrick Young
"The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it"
Posted 13 May 2010 - 01:42 PM
Posted 13 May 2010 - 05:50 PM
Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:27 PM
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