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Discuss weed management, types of weeds, herbicides, pest management, and insecticides for all regions and plant types.
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Soil and Amendments

Discussions on soil, soil testing, fertilization, conservation, etc. and soil amendments added to a soil to improve its physical properties such as drainage, aeration, etc to provide a better environment for roots.
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The HayTalk Learning Center

This area is for those videos, books, Extension Papers, and other learning tools. Also add any good reference links to help our community. Please remember your location on this earth impacts what you do. Remember that when looking at the references.
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Custom Harvesting

Share knowledge and information on custom harvesting and pricing.
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Market Talk

Get the latest news on the alfalfa and hay markets. Round bales, large square, small square, or by the ton. Regional and international markets welcome.
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Cover Crops and Related

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A place to discuss different types of barns, buildings, storage and share plans and ideas.
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A chance for those in the community to weigh in on raising other crops and their markets. Also other ag news.
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Discuss business models, trends, and thoughts concerning all areas of agriculture to include row crops, livestock, marketing, technology, and even our beloved hay and forage industry.
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Home of the Weekly HayTalk poll. Feel free to post your own and voice your opinion, as well.
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The Wall of Shame

Dedicated to and for members to share pictures of situations that are, well shameful... mistakes that one makes on the farm, blown tires, bent equipment, round bales that roll into the river. the typical stuck in the mud pictures. Please only post your own photos and lets keep this lite and fun for everyone.
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Machinery from the Past

Stories and discussions about machinery from the 1970's on back to the first settlers. All types and we love pictures.
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Old Time Farm Practices & Suggestions

Any old stories, articles, and pictures on old practices and suggestions...anything from chickens to hay to horses to tools. Suggestions and practices followed back in grandpa or great grandpa's day or even further back.
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  1. Model 283 Square baler....Hay Dog. Outside top dog was busted off when I bought the machine. Looked it up and found that it cost $70+..?! Didn't look to hard to make so I made one. Perfect replica out of steel plate... nice job. Installed the dog.... then went on to fix the knotter. Threaded...
  2. I recently bought a 283 baler but haven't used it yet. Trying to sort out any problems now instead of in the field. While threading the knotters, I noticed that the string on one side is over the bill hook and the other side, the string is under the bill hook.. Just to let you know, this is the...
  3. I just bought a brand new Massey 1840. After getting it dialed in, I baled about 1100 bales the first day I used it. I noticed it leaves pieces of twine after every knot(I’m assuming). I’ve read others say this is normal, but I can’t imagine it’s ok to leave plastic twine scattered all over a...
  4. Weed and Pest Management
    Located Near Fayetteville, NC Variety:Cheyenne II Anyone else showing damage? Applied as directed by professional chem company. Bayer reps came today to sample and identify point source. Field is totally lost for this and next season as they recommended not to plant/sprig until next...
  5. Hi I just bought a new Bc5070 Baler and my knotters are not tying very good. Sometimes it’s missing one side and sometimes it’s the other side I will attach some pictures of the knots but basically the knots are pulling apart in the chamber and some of them are just not even tied. Other times a...
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