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Alfalfa PEAQ Readings – May 19, 2016

Dodge County Forage Council’s PEAQ Readings – May 19, 2016 Predictive Equations for Alfalfa Quality (PEAQ) is a method to measure standing alfalfa’s forage quality before it’s harvested. Agronomists at the University of Wisconsin – Madison developed this method to help predict alfalfa’s Relative Feed Value (RFV) at the time of cutting. Several Dodge County Forage Council […]

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Dodge County Corn Silage Dry Down Sampling Results from September 1

Dodge County Forage Council has conducted its first corn silage dry down. Corn that was planted in early May came in around 68-72% moisture. Corn that was planted mid to late May was coming in around 72-76% moisture. There were a few samples that came in dryer. This appears to be county wide. Producers are […]

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Dodge County Corn Silage Dry Down Sampling

Dodge County Forage Council will be conducting weekly corn silage moisture tests this year on Sep 1, 8, and 15. Review the Corn Dry Down 2015 flyer for more information. Harvesting corn for silage at the ideal whole plant moisture is vital to get proper fermentation. Studies have shown that the best moisture is around 63-68% […]

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