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Seed selection is only the beginning to a plentiful forage harvest; check out additional articles on soil testing, root development and timing to help you succeed.

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We used to use fall dormancy to estimate winter hardiness of alfalfa; however, plant breeders have broken the relationship over ranges of fall dormancy. Now we have the opportunity to choose differing combinations of the two traits to best suit individual producer needs.

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Warm-season perennial grasses, such as bermudagrass, dominate pastures in Texas.

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Did winter arrive before all of your reseeding or pasture renovation was finished? If so, a technique called frost seeding can help.

Frost seeding is the process of broadcasting seed onto existing stands while the ground is still frozen with the purpose of thickening the stand or introducing new plant species.

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As you begin to plan and determine goals for the upcoming forage growing season, choosing the right seed, the right forage fertility program and the right cutting schedule for your geography and market is a priority.

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In many ways, growing alfalfa is like coaching a football team. Your team might have fantastic potential, but if there is no game plan, and players can’t execute the basics of blocking and tackling, the game can still be lost.

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Just as thinning hair is a hazard for humans, a thin alfalfa stand is a common hazard of getting old. But thin alfalfa stands can occur in young stands as well. So what is the wisdom of overseeding alfalfa into alfalfa to improve the stand life and to correct stand deficiencies?

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