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New Holland Baler & Haytools - Are the crops looking too good?

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This could be the question many growers are considering as early planted cereal crops are growing. The inherent risk with early crops are they become tall and rank and run to head early. Late frosts increase the risk of failure during flowering and grain filling stages of growth. Another risk is for ground moisture to run out in areas with little or no subsoil moisture profile also causing the crop to become stressed and run up to head early.

Baler & Haytools Product Manager for New Holland , Tony Peters says "Farmers should now be assessing their options during the remainder of the growing season. At some stage the decision will need to be made for stressed or early crops; whether to wait for further rain or cut the crop for hay or silage. Both hay & silage are a profitable option for many growers".

Hay & Silage testing is an essential tool when a grower is looking to produce good quality hay and silage. The crop should still be green and in head, but in the case of cereals it is debatable if the crop should be cut then or when the grain is in the dough stage. Depending on the timing, nutrient levels, including metabolisable energy levels (ME) will vary considerably. Growers should discuss this with their agronomist to determine the best cutting time for the market that is being supplied.

As the season borders on spring, Mr Peters said both farmers and contractors should be seriously considering their cutting and baling equipment requirements. New Holland offers a full line-up of ‘best in class’ ranges, including Haybine & Discbine mower conditioners, small & large rectangular balers and variable chamber round balers.

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