Hay harvests take place after grasses go to seed and their moisture content drops to near 80 percent of active growth moisture. For best efficiency, nitrogen fertilizer is applied in early spring and after each cutting. As a result, harvest takes place approximately 90 days after fertilization.
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Laura Reynolds began writing professionally in 1974. She has worked as a nonfiction author and editor, and as a newspaper editor. Reynolds has been appointed and elected to local offices as well. She has a Bachelor of Science in education from Northern Illinois University.