Alfalfa hay quality: Leaf shatter loss greatest when hay is handled at low moisture content
AuthorsJohn B. Dobie
Luther O. Jones
F. P. Zscheile
Authors AffiliationsJohn 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.
Hilgardia 7(4):4-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v007n04p4. April 1953.
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.
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