• For growers faced with uneven maturity within fields, it may not be possible to swath all the crop in the 50-60% seed colour change window. In situations where uneven maturity is the problem, the best approach is to swath when the most mature plants are close to 60% seed colour change, provided that the least……
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  • Questions about swathing this year’s crop with low plant stands and shortened crop height are starting as the ability to anchor the swath to the stubble will likely be hampered. To reduce potential losses from swaths blowing, keep the following recommendations in mind: Swath parallel to the typical prevailing winds in the area Cut the……
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  • Harvest is a good time to assess crop performance as well as crop management because producers have greater access to all areas of the field, and a unique visual perspective of the plants that have survived to maturity and are contributing to yield. While swathing, try to capture additional clues about why there may be……
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