Grower Deals With Winter-Injured Alfalfa And OrchardgrassMay 21, 2013
The 50 acres of hay that John Strohfus normally grows for Strohfus Stock Farm, a horse-boarding facility he owns near Hastings, MN, showed enough winter injury he had to reseed at least 20 acres. His fields are 50-75% alfalfa with a percentage of orchardgrass mixed in, and Strohfus reported "significant" damage to both forages this spring.
For more information on winterkill, and options suggesetd by Extension forage specialists, see "Winterkill Claims Alfalfa, Other Forages In Upper Midwest."
Photos by John Strohfus of Strohfus Stock Farm