Hay making is described as dessication or dry storage where the product obtained is hay, containing less than 15 % water.

During tedding, green forage is cut and dried as quickly as possible. Drying can be done naturally (exposure to the sun on the ground aerating the forage regularly by turning it over) or artificially by active circulation of air. Sun-drying requires 2 or 3 days without rain. The hay must then be kept in appropriate conditions (covered area). If, when harvesting, the grass has matured and has already dried standing, it is not hay but straw.
Ref: 124109/2006-09-19

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