BY JOHN IDOWU, KULBHUSHAN GROVER, MARK MARSALIS, AND LEONARD LAURIAULT
Alfalfa and other types of hay are important commodity crops in New Mexico agriculture. Growers strive for high yields of good-quality hay to serve as animal feed. High-quality forage is important to sustain and increase productivity of beef and dairy cattle and other livestock, including horses. Monetary value of losses during harvest, storage, and feeding of alfalfa hay can be considerable.