May 2018 Getting Late

This season for the Northeast and Northcentral has one of the latest dates to start planting corn.   Planting earlier would have made a muddy mess of the field, severely restricting yields all season. The cold and wet would probably have decimated the stand. So we waited and are now full-tilt planting corn. It is mid -May, shouldn’t we be worried about the hay crop as we are usually starting mowing about now. The good news is that while the corn is going in late, the hay crop is also one of the latest I have seen in many years. Depending on the haycrop makeup, you may still have some room between planting corn and cutting haylage.

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