How to make hay when facing variable conditions

With different areas of the province receiving anywhere from 12 to more than 250 mm of rain in the last few weeks, and the unsettled weather patterns experienced over the last few weeks, it will be a challenge to make good quality hay. In the drier areas of the province, plants are in survival mode and are trying to complete their lifecycle as quickly as possible. The sole purpose of plant growth is to produce seed to ensure longevity of the stand. Plants are shorter in height to conserve nutrients and water and mature 2 to 4 weeks sooner than when adequate moisture is available. Quality declines more rapidly with more fibre and less protein in the forage. Waiting to get a higher yield in

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