The Balco Field Team work with the grower to help them prepare the paddock to ensure the hay is free from contamination. Paddocks are then inspected after seeding each season to ensure they are free from foreign materials. Subject to seasonal conditions the paddocks are further inspected during the growing season. Part of the grower support role includes facilitating the cutting of crops at the optimum time for enhanced quality, this usually involves a follow up paddock inspection.
Haycare inspections and grower education is critical to contamination prevention.