May 2012 / The Crazy Season


The season continues on its crazy path of very warm days.  In my last letter we discussed the alfalfa and grasses going out of sync for harvest.  Unfortunately, that effect has continued.  The normal cutting schedule based on alfalfa height is now skewed.  Samples over a wide area show the alfalfa at a much more immature stage than the heat units indicate.  The grasses continue to race past maturity.  The recommendation to stop corn planting and mow grass in areas to the north of Albany, NY latitude continues.

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