I have tried a number of late maturity OG varieties here in va. Once the 90 degree days and 70 degree nights hit it quickly fires off regardless of varietyUp here we mowed 150 acres for dairy guys to fill silos this past weekend and it all got put in pretty well. The orchard grass is maturing way to quickly with the heat! (It’s supposed to be late maturity variety). We mowed 38 acres today for us to do wrapped balage and I can’t believe how much the alfalfa was laid down!
Cut tomorrow and you’re goodWell we hit what we still had down with the tedder a couple times and got it baled early this afternoon. Some of it was a little tough but good enough. I figured since we went ahead and rolled it up it wouldn’t rain today (on the big % chance day) but it’s pouring now. So glad it’s up.
Hope to do my last batch starting Sunday if the forecast holds. I would have finished yesterday but am waiting for customers to finish empt my wagons.Wish the weather we’ve had the last several days - mid to upper 70s, sunny, low humidity and breezy would last all summer. Finished first cutting today. Yield was almost identical to last year at about 75% of what an “average” year should be, but better than I was expecting as dry as we were all winter and spring.