HayWilson had a huge impact on my haymaking processes. 2016 was a transition year for me, and the first time I was able to fully put the concepts that he talked about to the test, as I was back on the farm full time. So that spring, it was my first cutting of sericea lespedeza, and we had unseasonably non-humid conditions(Piedmont region of SC). The only time that the humidity go up high enough to bale was at 7am. This was the first week of May, and I was out at the field waiting on the tractor as the sun was coming up to bale. It had me scared to death, you don't do that in SC, and certainly not that early in the season. But, it was the best looking hay that I had ever made.
Now, my haymaking crops all include legumes, either sericea lespedeza or alfalfa in a grass/alfalfa mix. And what I learned from HayWilson has done wonders to being able to keep the leaves on those leafy legume hays. The concept gets applied rather differently to those two plants, but it still works, all the same. I for one am very, very thankful that I crossed paths with Bill, and for his willingness to share his experiences.