First alfalfa harvest of 2018 challenging for Minnesota farmers


First alfalfa harvest of 2018 challenging for Minnesota farmers

The first cutting of alfalfa has been a challenge for growers in southern Minnesota.

University of Minnesota forage specialist Scott Wells says wet weather is responsible for a myriad of problems.

“We’ve had some lodging issues.  We’ve also had issues with leaf hopper (and) some isolated issues with alfalfa weevil as well because we’ve been pushed out of the field.  And that is a real issue (for) getting into our second cuts on time.”

He tells Brownfield hay quality has been compromised by the delays.

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