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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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What should you do with fall alfalfa? Leave it? Cut it? Graze it? Each of these options can be correct under appropriate conditions. Making the best decision requires balancing the associated rewards and risks with each option.

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Data can be a dangerous thing. Once you put numbers to a situation, it’s easy to misinterpret or misrepresent them so they say something quite different from what they originally meant.

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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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