Dr. Bill Mahanna, coordinator of global nutritional sciences for Pioneer Hi-Bred, weighs in on the recent interest in the dairy industry about how alfalfa can and should be chopped. The catalyst is the popularity of disk mowers, which allow chopping much lower to the ground. This can increase yields, but at what cost in stand longevity and forage quality?
Bill summarizes timely research that indicates you can chop alfalfa low without cutting yourself short. Listen to these observations and let Bill know your thoughts. Dr. Bill Mahanna on alfalfa chopping (3 min MP3)
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