Sunday, May 23, 2010

Alfalfa silage harvest began in earnest this past week across SW Ontario.This is roughly a week ahead of normal.Though to put up high quality ALFALFA SILAGE with 20% protein ,30% ADF and 40% NDF digestibility scores requires harvesting at between the bud stage and first flower.

Both photos above were taken on Wed May 19 on farms loacted between Mt Elgin and Norwich Ontario.Pioneer will be releasing 2 new alfalfa varieties for Ontario forage producers this year.Current Pioneer favourites for putting up BIG TONNES of high quality alflafa silage are Pioneer brand 55V48 and 54V46.Both are intensively managed
alfalfas that will allow 3-4 cuttings per year.

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