Spring is here. Management practices during the early spring directly impact future performance and profitability for the upcoming year. Let’s look at two common misconceptions and why some may need to rethink their management practices as they relate to the harvest of spring-time forages.
Wet weather during the spring makes it nearly impossible to put up quality hay is one misconception. While not impossible, it is difficult. We cannot turn the water off and on to accommodate the growth of forages and our harvest schedule as farmers do in the western United States.