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Here are a few photos of cornfields on my brother's farm up in Quebec, Canada.

Tony
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Tony, excellent shot! is that a pasture or a hay field? That corn is for silage or for grain? got more pictures?
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Victor
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Vicor,

it's a hayfield and the corn on the back was planted for cornsilage and a small part of another field as well.

The rest of the corn was harvested as high moisture corn.

Tony
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Here is a shot of some cobs of the field on the back of the previous photo.

All of this corn was planted with a no till planter. Round-up was sprayed and the corn was planted a few days later with obviously no soil preparation.

Tony
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Tony, what crop they use for haylage, alfalfa? what´s moisture corn?
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Victor
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Here you can see the hard work of the earthworms.

You can see that they are even pulling down the leaves of the corn plants.

Victor,

They usually seed a mixture of red clover and other legumes and different kinds of gramineaes. Sorry I meant high moisture corn, which is typically harvested at a moisture content of 20-28 humidity. They store it in a hermetic silo.

Even if they have excellent drainage in most fields, Alfalfa just doesn't stay around for long (winterkill).
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Nice photos Tony ;-)
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Nice pictures!

It's like here, alfaalfa has never been any success due to short lifetime because of winterkill. What other legumes and gramineaes do they use?
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Lennart wrote:
Nice pictures!

It's like here, alfaalfa has never been any success due to short lifetime because of winterkill. What other legumes and gramineaes do they use?

thats only one reason lucerne wont grow.
more are the factors,low ph in the soil,to wet,wich it dosent like.
btw,1st shot is verry nice Tony.
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Hello Tony, nice pics

Is the corn of high humidity used for animal feeding? Here they do use corn like this for animal feeding, and do they store in silos type BAG, are they the same ones what use?
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Thank you guys.

Lennart,

I will call my father later on today and get you an answer.

jdeere of course soil pH and drainage are determinant to establish a good Alfalfa stand, this is common knowledge. If the soil pH is not right you really won't get a good Alfalfa stand. Also cutting timing and field management can help to try to keep a good stand.

As Lennart mentioned winterkill of Alfalfa is the biggest problem in this area of Canada. A lot of farmers in this area of Canada just have abandoned to seed Alfalfa due to the winterkill and high seed cost.

Alfalfa is a great plant if you can keep a good stand.

Tony
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Lucerne (Alfalfa) is certainly "the king of fodders". As mentioned above there are alot of factors that go into making a succesful crop. Variety, seedbed preparation / field preparation, irrigation, weed control, pest control, etc.
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Lennart,

I finally have an answer for you.

The typical mixture is based on red clover, brome, millet, fescue and timothy.

Tony
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Tony,

Thanks for the answer. I have never heard of any commercial use of either brome or millet, but we use both fescue and timotthy in our mixes togheter with white and red clover, and ryegrass. Here also some hybrides get popular as rye-fescue.

Lennart
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Interesting to hear the species you guys use in your pastures, here it is predominatly ryegrass / white clover, sometimes with some sub clover, fescue, cocksfoot & phalaris.
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