A Message for Silage Growers:
"In the fall, when choosing a small grain variety to plant, you have to think of what type of product you want to harvest in the spring. If the goal is to achieve high protein and get early corn in the ground, then there is no product better on the market than the BlueBale winter forage mixes.
BlueBale is a late maturing forage mix when chopped in the boot stage (this is the first stage just prior to heading out, the flag leaf is to full term but the awns and grain head are not visible). The protein percentage is at the highest during this time, making great feed for heifers. Protein numbers could be as high as 20%, while feed tonnage will be between 15-20 tons per acre.
Typically this chopping date will be late March to early April, giving you plenty of time to plant early corn in the spring. Getting early corn planted helps to have an established stand before the extreme heat of the summer, which could damage corn at an early stage of growth."
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