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Green Gold canvassing for 2020 alfalfa fields

The Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association is looking for farmers to submit samples as the Green Gold alfalfa quality program enters its 25th year

The call is out for producers willing to feed data into this year’s Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association Green Gold program. The annual program, which monitors alfalfa quality through May and June, publishes weekly reports on alfalfa crop progress leading up to the first hay cut and is entering its 25th year this season. Why

Fields wanted for MFGA Green Gold Program

The MFGA is looking for farmers to join up for its annual forage quality monitoring effort

The Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association is filling out the roster for this year’s Green Gold Program, and it’s looking for producers to add. The program has become a standing tool for producers trying to get the optimal value from their hay cut. Participating producers submit samples from their fields throughout the season every year,


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

Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association's Green Gold program is seeking producers with hay fields that are mostly alfalfa, fairly new, and in good condition.

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

When cutting alfalfa for the first time, it’s recommended to leave stubble as short as possible to maximize yield.

Green Gold forage report sees alfalfa entering the late bud stage

Forage and grassland conditions for Eastern, Central Manitoba and Western/Interlake as of June 1

Updated, June 4, 2015: This is the eighth release for the Green Gold program assessing forage conditions in Manitoba. Reports will be issued from various areas of the Province (Eastern, Central, Interlake, and Western) in the weeks and months ahead. The reports below highlight the most recent forage conditions for Eastern, Central Manitoba and Western/Interlake: Green Gold


Frost seen on alfalfa on the morning of May 19, 2015.

Green Gold forage report looks at ‘worst-case’ scenario for frost damage

Forage and grassland conditions for Central Manitoba

This is the fourth release for the Green Gold program assessing forage conditions in Manitoba. Reports will be issued from various areas of the Province (Eastern, Central, Interlake, and Western) in the weeks and months ahead. The report below is the most recent forage conditions for Central Manitoba. Click on the applicable link below: Green Gold Report for Central Manitoba,

Overnight temperatures from May 8 – 10 reached -3.5 C and light frost damage was seen.

Green Gold Report forage conditions see light frost damage on alfalfa

Forage and grassland conditions for Eastern Manitoba as of May 11, 2015

This is the first release for the Green Gold program assessing forage conditions in Manitoba. Reports will be issued from various areas of the Province (Eastern, Central, Interlake, and Western) in the weeks and months ahead. Click here to view or download the full report. For more information email John McGregor, Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association Extension