The cool and wet weather patterns that have held over the last few weeks are perfect early growing conditions for producing high quality Timothy. The fields look nice for this time of year and warmer temperatures are predicted to move throughout the Columbia Basin over the next 10 days. 1st Cutting Timothy Harvest should begin in mid-June and planted acreage should be consistent will last year.
Straw growth has been slow as the weather has remained cool and wet. Temperatures are beginning to climb and we should see some good growth in the straw fields as we head into June. Growers are hoping to start the straw harvest in early to mid-July. Planted acreage remains stable. Perennial Rye will see a 5-10 % decrease in acreage while Annual Rye should see a slight increase.
Check back next week for our Alfalfa Hay update.