Posted on May 23, 2017 in Forage Foundations
By Dr. Michelle Windle, Vita Plus forage products and dairy technical services specialist
Question: I cut alfalfa almost one week ago but, due to rainy weather, I can only just now get out in the field to chop it. How can I salvage this crop?
Answer: In many areas across the Midwest, alfalfa is ready to be harvested, but this last week brought a lot of rain and next week looks like more of the same. Alfalfa is already prone to a higher pH than corn silage due to the presence of minerals and proteins that resist a pH drop.