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  1. Machinery
    This is my first year baling my hay myself. I am on a budget so I bought a sickle bar to mow with. The problem I am having is it mows great in one direction but when I get to the end of the row and go around to the other side it goes terrible. What am I doing wrong? The one direction I can't do...
  2. Alfalfa/Hay
    Hello group. I've been using this forum as a resource for a couple of years now. I want to thank everyone for all the good conversation that has always proven to be helpful. This is my first post to the forum. I have a field that was sprigged in coastal bermuda back in May of 2016. I'm...
  3. Alfalfa/Hay
    I recently purchased some property and has about 52 acres of open hay field. I put fertilizer and potash on the 52 acres after my first cut. The timing couldn't have been better, since it rained the next day. I currently have coastal bermuda and it looks beautiful right now. I don't think we...
  4. Alfalfa/Hay
    New to group and have a problem with common bermuda in coastal hay patch. Sprigged in 1963 and actively hayed for last 10 years. I have several small patches of common in the meadow. Has coastal ever reverted back to common? What are remedial actions to eliminate?
  5. Alfalfa/Hay
    My soil testing report is supposed to be emailed to me today! I have 30 acres of coastal Bermuda, where I baled last week and aerated the fields as well. There is a BIG rain event starting on Sunday and lasting until Wednesday of next week. I am highly motivated to fertilize today or...
  6. Alfalfa/Hay
    My question, For Coastal's benefit to survive a winter... Is it better to have 4 to 6 inches of coastal growing into the winter before a freeze and protect the roots....? Or does it not matter, and I should cut the Coastal Hay where it's going into winter very short...? What is better for...
  7. Alfalfa/Hay
    As always looking for an education! Thanks!! Coastal Hay Baling Readiness Debating about whether a moisture meter is worth the investment or stay with old school? Or both? Current method: Fertilized and got a ton of rain Coastal about 97% weed free, (very little vasey grass, herbicide...
  8. Alfalfa/Hay
    I cut this patch 14 days ago and fertilized 10 days ago. 9 days ago we got 3 inches of rain on it and Sunday we got 4/10ths on it. With work and then school starting I was finally able to get back there this afternoon to check on the feild for worms and I needed to check on my game cameras...
  9. Alfalfa/Hay
    This Is off a 30 acre patch: 20 acre patch: Should do around 3 bales an acre. I will let yall know how they yield.
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