I like mixing alfalfa with grasses like orchardgrass, fescue, and festulolium and I like using a disc mower, but it can be complicated.
Compared to sickle bar mowers, disc mowers cut faster, require less maintenance, and rarely plug. They can cut the crop shorter and keep going even if they occasionally scalp the surface. And that’s the problem.
Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Greg Ibach is encouraging Nebraska producers with hay surpluses and pasture for rent, to register as a seller on the department’s online Hay and Forage Hotline service.
If you have manure to spread during summer, sometimes the only place available is an alfalfa field, but that can be problematic. Follow these four guidelines to avoid crop injury and delayed weed problems.