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hay question

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Posted by Mark Salser on October 13, 2004 at 15:44:08 from (

I've got an 80 acre pasture in Western Washington that we
allowed a guy to hay this last season. The hay quality was low
because of a relatively high abundance of Canada Thistle and
because the hay was cut very late due to wet weather. The deal
we had with the hay guy was that he would supply us with 10
tons of horse quality hay in return for all of the hay off the field.

We are contemplating some arrangement for next year and the
hay guy is urging me to spray the field to knock down the thistle
and then he will try to get two cuttings of good quality hay off
the field. My questions are:
1) how many tons would you expect to get off of 80 acres in
western washington?
2) what we be a fair deal to work out with the hay guy? I am not
interested in getting hay this time around, so what would be a
reasonable dollar amount and how would you structure the
3) Also, what herbicide would you use? I've been told that now
actually isn't a bad time to spray, and I've been advised that
spraying would probably be on the order of $15-20 per acre for
chemical and labor. What are your thoughts?

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