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Find articles on alfalfa planting, stand establishment and crop management to help you achieve your production goals.

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This past winter was difficult for many perennial crops in northern states. Snow is a tremendous insulating factor that was absent for much of the winter in many locations.

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Many things within your control can impact the quality and quantity of your alfalfa, according to Brian Lang of Iowa State University Extension. Lang presented several ways to improve alfalfa production during the 2015 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Days.

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Recently I asked a South Dakota alfalfa grower what he enjoyed most about growing alfalfa. His response was simple, “The best part of growing alfalfa is when I’ve finished harvesting and know I captured a high-quality crop of alfalfa.”

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Weed management is a continual challenge for alfalfa producers. More money is typically spent on weed control than on insect or disease management in most years.

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Planning your alfalfa plantings up to two years ahead can help your stand be more successful, says Brian Lang of Iowa State University Extension.

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Whether mechanically harvested or grazed, most forages are managed with the goal of maximizing protein content. However, much of that sought-after protein is ultimately not used by livestock for the production of milk or meat.

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