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Managing Hail Damaged Alfalfa and Red Clover

Dr Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin  For determination of keeping stand of new seedings: Determine whether or not the seedlings have developed crowns (pull a plant and feed if ridge between root and top growth which usually develops when plant … Continue reading

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Harvesting Alfalfa in 2012

Harvesting Alfalfa in 2012 Dr. Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin Alfalfa growth started early this spring. We will likely harvest 2 to 3 weeks early to get dairy quality hay across most of the Midwest. There are a couple growth factors have … Continue reading

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Harvesting alfalfa after frost

Harvesting alfalfa after frost Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist, University of Wisconsin Regarding questions about frost on alfalfa the following pieces of information should be kept in mind: Has the alfalfa has really frozen? – this requires 4 or more hours … Continue reading

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Heaving in Alfalfa Fields

Heaving in Alfalfa Fields Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomy Extension Specialist Heaving is problem in some alfalfa stands each year in the Midwest. Heaving occurs on heavy soils that have high moisture contents. Repeated freezing and thawing causes soil expansion and … Continue reading

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Photosensitization of Sheep and Goats from Switchgrass hay

Photosensitization of Sheep and Goats from Switchgrass hay Dan Undersander, Extension Forage Agronomist I have had a couple reports of photosensitization of sheep from feeding switchgrass hay. After feeding the hay a week or two, the sheep started exhibiting extreme sensitivity … Continue reading

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