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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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 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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Dairyland Seed
HybriForce-2400 represents the next generation of hybrid alfalfas developed by Dairyland Seed. It provides consistently higher yields across varying environments, while maintaining the same uniformity and palatability of the original HybriForce products.

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The National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA) has released its 2010 Edition of “Winter Survival, Fall Dormancy & Pest Resistant Ratings for Alfalfa Varieties.”

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In areas of excessive rainfall, many newly seeded alfalfa fields may show poor growth in wet or poorly drained fields which may be due to several diseases.

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