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WANTED: Hay fields for Green Gold testing

MFGA seeking producers with hay fields that are mostly alfalfa

Once again the Manitoba Forage & Grassland Association (MFGA) is seeking producers interested in participating in our Green Gold program. We believe the MFGA Green Gold Program (Optimum Alfalfa Harvest Date or Hay Day) represents one of MFGA’s longest-standing, most successful services to Manitoba forage producers and we want it to be the best program possible. On […] Read more


Alfalfa in early to late-flowering stage

Forage and grassland conditions for Eastern/Interlake and Western/Central Manitoba as of June 11

This is the final report for the Green Gold program for 2018. With all fields now flowering quality has dropped very quickly. There are no samples for the Interlake for this report. Green Gold Report for Eastern/Interlake, June 11 Green Gold Report for Western/Central, June 11 This is the final release for the 2018 Optimum […] Read more



Plenty of good quality hay predicted for EastMan

Forage and grassland conditions for Western/Central Manitoba and Eastern/Interlake as of June 6 and June 7

Western/Central areas continue to see some very good growth. Over the past 7 days RFV’s were trending down at approx. 5 pts./day. With today’s results we see a slight upwards movement in RFV’s. Hay Day for the Eastern area is predicted to be June 10th. With a lot of cutting happening due to the crop […] Read more


‘Hay Day’ arrives for forage growers in WestMan

Forage and grassland conditions for Western/Central Manitoba as of June 6

Alfalfa is advancing very quickly in most of the West/Central area and is at or getting close to the optimum stage for dairy quality forage. Reports this morning still has alfalfa growing at a rate of one inch per day or more. Green Gold Report for Western/Central, June 4 This is the fifth release for […] Read more




Fair weather sees good forage growth, alfalfa weevils on the scene

Forage and grassland conditions for Eastern Manitoba/Interlake and Western Manitoba/Central as of May 30 – 31

Fields in the Western area received some welcome rains with reports in the 2 inch range as of May 30. Central Manitoba reported only trace amounts of precipitation. Fields in Southeast Manitoba received around 7 mm while the Interlake received as much as 14 mm. Fields in the East that saw 3-4 inches of growth […] Read more



Rain, warm temperatures spur good alfalfa growth

Forage and grassland conditions for Eastern Manitoba/Interlake as of May 24

Fields throughout the southeast experienced very little winter kill even though soil temperature in the southeast were getting down to the critical temperatures of -12 C. This may in part be due to were the weather stations are located and that many of the fields in the area had considerable stubble left from last fall. […] Read more


WANTED: Hay fields for Green Gold testing

MFGA program is nearly set to begin

Over the past 4-5 years DFM producers have participated in MFGA’s Green Gold program by submitting samples of alfalfa during the period of May and June. If you are interested in participating in the program in 2018 please contact John McGregor by email at [email protected] or call 204-396-9217. See below for more information. We believe the MFGA […] Read more



Alfalfa flowering and proper forage drying

Forage and grassland conditions for Eastern, Central and Western Manitoba, and Interlake as of June 8

[Updated, June 16, 2017] This is the sixth (and final) release for the Green Gold program in 2017 assessing forage conditions in Manitoba. Reports will be issued from various areas of the Province (Eastern, Central, Interlake, and Western) in the weeks ahead. The reports below highlight the most recent forage conditions for Eastern, Central and Western […] Read more


Alfalfa moves to late bud stage in Eastern Manitoba

Forage and grassland conditions for Eastern, Central and Western Manitoba, and Interlake as of June 5

This is the fifth release for the Green Gold program in 2017 assessing forage conditions in Manitoba. Reports will be issued from various areas of the Province (Eastern, Central, Interlake, and Western) in the weeks ahead. The reports below highlight the most recent forage conditions for Eastern, Central and Western Manitoba: Green Gold report for Eastern Manitoba, […] Read more