How Much Has the Summer Weather Impacted Pumpkin Crops? Alabama News Network (press release) The biggest challenge around here we put up a lot of hay for the pumpkin patch and it's been hard to get hard to get two to three days of dry weather to get hay and get it carried,√Ę¬Ä¬Ě says Ellis. Ellis says too much rain, could result in rotten pumpkins ...
Excess Rain Causing Trouble for South Alabama Farmers Alabama News Network (press release) Its getting close to Alabama's harvest season. Hay, peanut and cotton farmers are experiencing difficulties due to the heavy amounts of rain. Jesse Oglesby and his family own a hay farm. He says this season has not been kind to their farm. √Ę¬Ä¬úIt has been ...
Authorities recover Pool Farm equipment The Decatur Daily ... Leighton, is being sought on two counts of first-degree theft, third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief. The sheriff said the charges stem from the theft of a pickup and hay baler Sept. 11 from Pool Farm Equipment, 23971 Alabama 157 ...
Smooth brome does well in average growing conditions.
Smooth brome is a tall, soft leafy-stemmed grass that
horses find very palatable. It is reasonably easy to cure
and makes dark brown-green hay.
Orchard grass makes very palatable soft hay that is a
bright green in color. It is a leafy plant with few stems.
It is does well in the moister areas and is generally used
as pasture grass. It combines well with alfalfa and is
often grown in a mixture.
Meadow Brome is generally used as a
pasture grass as it has many basal leaves, few stems and
good re-growth capabilities. However, it is often used as
a hay grass as it combines well with alfalfa, not being as
aggressive as smooth brome. Meadow brome cures into soft
medium green leafy hay that horses find very palatable.
Intermediate wheat grass is a tall growing forage with
medium coarse leafy stems. It cures into medium green,
dust free hay. It is palatable to horses and when
harvested at later maturity PMU operators favor it.
Timothy has long been a favorite hay for horses. It is
easily cured into bright lime-green colored hay that is
dust free. Itís nutrient content is well suited as a
mature horse diet. Stems and leaves are large but soft.
Horses find the hay very palatable.
Crested Wheatgrass is a fine stemmed, leafy grass. It
is easily cured into medium green colored hay that is dust
free. When harvested in early head it is comparable in
quality to other grass hays. Harvested after heading the
quality declines and makes it a hay favored by PMU
(Pregnant Mares Urine) operators. Horses like crested
wheatgrass but if harvested at late maturity the stems
tend to be stiff and the hay is less palatable.
Alfalfa does well in average growing conditions.
Alfalfa is very palatable and horses love it. It is
reasonable easy to cure and makes a rich dark green
Alfalfa is generally higher in nutrients and energy
than grass hay which makes it an ideal choice for horse
owners with mares in late gestation, lactation, or growing
foals. However, horses with lower nutritional needs may
get fat on alfalfa and grass hay may be a better choice.