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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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Once Roundup Ready (RR) versions of a crop are released, they typically immediately overshadow sales of non-RR cultivars or hybrids.

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I have been in hayfields my whole life and, for the most part, it has been a pleasure. This year, it has gone beyond frustration. I am embarrassed to say this, but the latest I have ever finished first cutting in more than 40 years is the fourth of July – until this year.

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Why consider growing alfalfa organically? The answer is “green” – and we’re talking about more cash profits from growing a crop increasingly in demand from the surge of consumer interest in organic milk.

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It’s hard to imagine winter is coming when fall is just beginning. However, preparing for the winter survival of your alfalfa stand begins now. Your late summer and fall alfalfa management strategy can have a large impact on spring regrowth and next year’s yield potential.

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Bermudagrass is the most persistent and dependable warm-season forage crop grown throughout the southern U.S., found from eastern Texas and Oklahoma across the region to the Atlantic Ocean, with nearly 28 million acres currently estimated to be utilized for both hay and grazing.

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Why interseed alfalfa into bermudagrass?

1. Grow your own nitrogen.

2. Increase the quality of your forage (+30 or more RFQ points).

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