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Alfalfa

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

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Agricultural settings support a wide array of wildlife because of the mix of cover and forage.

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Although established alfalfa can access deep subsoil water, dry topsoils limit the availability of many nutrients.

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Plant description
Yellow-flowered alfalfa is a perennial legume growing up to 30 inches high with multiple erect stems.

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Alfalfa is one of the world’s most versatile crops, growing in environments ranging from the cold northern prairies to the blistering western deserts. Alfalfa grows on soils ranging from beach sands to heavy clays. It can be grazed, fresh fed, baled, cubed, pelletized or turned into silage.

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Alfalfa is the premier forage crop with high yield, high forage quality, season-long productivity, drought tolerance and extended stand life.

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In this Forage Forum article, Pioneer alfalfa research director, Dave Miller, discusses how the genetics of alfalfa varieties are different than the other major crops and how they are tested.

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