Thursday, July 19, 2018
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A cold start to spring had some farmers worried about the hay crop, but warm weather in May has the crop maturing fast.

When stands of established alfalfa get thinner weeds become a problem. The presence of poisonous weeds are of greatest concern in established alfalfa.

If weeds become a problem, they can compete or interfere for light, nutrients, water and space, directly influencing yield, quality and standability.

We are approaching a good time period to establish alfalfa seedings. Have you thought about what needs to be done to successfully establish alfalfa?

The thinner alfalfa population allows weeds to encroach the field. Weeds can also be a problem if they weren't properly managed prior to seeding alfalfa.

Learn how to adjust your harvesting schedule to increase alfalfa yields without sacrificing quality.

Using biocontrol nematodes as a non-chemical management practice could reduce damage by alfalfa snout beetle and other field crop and fruit pests.

Late-summer is an excellent time to establish alfalfa. Plant alfalfa from August 1st to August 15th in northern Ohio and until August 30th in southern Ohio.

Proper fertilization, use of disease-resistant varieties, insect control, cutting management, and use of herbicides are necessary to an alfalfa stand.

Since alfalfa has begun to grow, metribuzin can't be applied to alfalfa this spring, unless you are in an area where plants have not begun to grow.
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