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  1. I'm in Southwest Michigan. Been doing square bales for going on 45 years. Just the last 7 years been experimenting with alfalfa..and even though I'm on muck..been successful with a decent crop. My question(s) to you alfalfa farmers: want to reseed a small field with alfalfa on an existing grass...
  2. Weed and Pest Management
    I have read you past posts on using Prowl for foxtail. I think I will give it a go in the spring (March), worth a try. I read that prowl will prevent 90% of the seed bank from emerging. But, I was wondering if I could have my commercial sprayer mix Prowl with 2 -4 D or Crossbow to get both pre...
  3. Alfalfa/Hay
    Well , looks like I'm kicking it off again on new years day... Bookending last year and this.... Quick 8mm on the new stand last night as well to avoid the 39°c daytime Temps ATM...Just starting to keep it damp enough now the canopy is closing over a bit
  4. Chit Chat/Intros
    My JD 530 Baler quit sending the twine arm when the Baler was full. I assumed the pump quit working so I replaced the pump with a GM pump. Baler will not send Twine arm. I tried several times to work out any air in the system. Replaced pump filter. I manually moved the twine arm from the...
  5. Hello everyone. I posted this same question over on the tractor forum, with @Tx Jim participating. Figured I'd jump over here and continue with some other's opinion as well. Looking to upgrade my round baler. I currently have an old New Holland 850 chain baler. Love it, and will probably keep...
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