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  1. Alfalfa/Hay
    Hey everyone, So I need to get some insight on wheel line irrigation. I am a new assistant manager on a cattle ranch. I do not have much experience with moving alot of wheel lines and need some insight with our current operation. We raise our own hay and have about 1000 acres of irrigated...
  2. General Ranching
    Not a hay question like a lot of irrigators pumping out of wells or bores as we call them in oz i have a iron problem blocking the screens ,to get a well guy in i will be waiting up to 6 months,anyway looking on you tube i saw where they out dry ice down the well,has anyone tried this,it looks...
  3. Alfalfa/Hay
    Hay there HayTalkers, I was wondering with roughly 3 cuttings per year, how many tons per acre per cut would you get on IRRIGATED alfalfa. I know that there is a lot of variables, weather being a big one, but I was just curious. Any help and info would be greatly appreciated guys thanks.
  4. Alfalfa/Hay
    Hi, so I'm looking at a piece of land that had sub irrigation/drainage. The depth of the pipe ranges from 3' at one end and goes down to 6' at the other. It has timothy planted at the moment but I know that the roots don't go down far enough for it to do anything for the crop. I'm going to drill...
  5. Alfalfa/Hay
    I'm figuring out a solution to apply water to two fields. I'll be pulling water from a river nearby. The lower field has very little elevation from the river ~10 feet give or take and flood plain, it's about 15AC. The river will cover it on extreme high water years - been 30+ years since it's...
  6. The HayTalk Learning Center
    Hi Guys...Asked y'all's advice last year on grass burrs and you did me good. I had about 70 acres of Coastal sprayed with ammonia and Pastora. Those burrs turned a dark brown. They sprouted seed, but you could tell they were deader than a hammer. YEA!!! But with almost no rain you know how...
  7. The HayTalk Learning Center
    Has anyone tried subsurface drip irrigation on alfalfa? What are your experiences?
  8. Machinery
    Hi, I farm hay on light ground and it is nearly impossible to overwater. This year we have been experiencing a drought, so bad that my cherry farming neighbor is watering mature trees---first ever in his 40 years of cherry/apple growing. Needless to say, my hay crop on one of my 40's (60%...
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