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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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It's time to assess your alfalfa stands. View this video from Dan Undersander, a forage agronomist from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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 Alfalfa autotoxicity is a major factor in alfalfa winterkill and Dr. Dan Undersander, extension forage specialist at the University of Wisconsin, says many half-truths about autotoxicity have flourished over the years.

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 When you look at two neighboring alfalfa fields it is easy to think that all alfalfa varieties are created equal and that the differences are not very significant.

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There are likely few more important discoveries than our ability to hybridize crops. The significant scientific foundation that led to current hybrid seed crops and plant breeding used today was begun more than 100 years ago.

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After several years of trying with a spectacular lack of success to grow alfalfa-grass on leased land that has very low phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) fertility, I’ve finally had to admit that it’s been a flop.

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