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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 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 March 27, 2017, we invited a small group of core stakeholders to sit down with us and chat openly in a structured discussion around MFGA’s Green Gold. One clear message was the need for producer recruitment to help make the program stronger. Green Gold is seeking producers with hay fields that are mostly alfalfa, fairly new, and in good condition for testing through the May/June growing season.

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The benefits: You will receive results from those fields twice a week from the beginning of sampling until first cut, providing you with some real time information on how the quality of your alfalfa is declining.

Eligibility: You must agree to sample your field twice per week (Monday & Wednesday) and submit the alfalfa portion of the sample to Central Testing via courier. These costs will be covered by MFGA.

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