Monday, July 27, 2009

Hay cut east of Caroline

This crop of hay is probably one of the better ones in the area, given all the dry weather that has prevailed during spring and early summer.
Deep rooted forage species, such as alpha alpha, are at a distinct advantage this year as they are able to access soil moisture that is not available to more shallow rooted grasses. One Arbutus area farmer commented that his hay crop would be approximately 50% of normal this year. However, he held out good hopes for his oats due to the recent rainfall which amounted to 2 inches (50mm) in the Crammond area.

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