Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
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Hilgardia

Alfalfa hay quality: Leaf shatter loss greatest when hay is handled at low moisture content

Authors

John B. Dobie
Luther O. Jones
F. P. Zscheile

Authors Affiliations

John B. Dobie is Associate Specialist in Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis; Luther G. Jones is Associate Specialist in Agronomy, University of California, Davis; F. P. Zscheile is Professor of Agronomy, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 7(4):4-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v007n04p4. April 1953.

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Abstract

Raking alfalfa hay at the wrong time increases leaf shatter—loss of leaves— and may reduce yield by 20% to 30% which means $8.00 to $12.00 of every $40.00 worth of hay may be left in the field.

Dobie J, Jones L, Zscheile F. 1953. Alfalfa hay quality: Leaf shatter loss greatest when hay is handled at low moisture content. Hilgardia 7(4):4-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v007n04p4
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