While hay acres may have dropped off a little in LaRue County, hay is a still a significant agricultural crop. It is especially important to cash hay growers and ruminant and equine producers.
Therefore, harvesting hay for higher and better yields is critical. It’s not always easy to do. Consider these ideas on how to shorten the harvest window, enhance forage quality, and reduce the chance for rain damage.
Mow to a proper height, which is between 2- 4 inches for alfalfa and between 3-4 inches for most grasses.