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Weed management in seedling alfalfa
Managing weeds in seedling alfalfa can significantly reduce those stand losses and preserve the quantity and quality of the first and subsequent cuttings.
USDA: take a look at alfalfa for open acres
With forage shortages throughout much of the nation, farmers considering crops for prevented plant acres should look to alfalfa.
Did your alfalfa survive winter?
Many producers are now seeing the results of winter injury to alfalfa because of the harsh 2018-2019 winter. Learn how to assess the damage in your fields.
Give your spring alfalfa seeding the best chance for success
As we approach an ideal time to establish alfalfa, Jeff Stachler asks, "have you thought about what needs to be done to successfully establish alfalfa?"
Start thinking about weed control in alfalfa
Weeds can also be a problem if they were not properly managed prior or just after seeding the alfalfa.
Forage alliance releases 2019 alfalfa ratings
The National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance released the 2019 edition of its popular Alfalfa Variety Ratings.
Rainfall keeps the hay crop growing
Rainy days have made hay and forage harvesting a challenge, but have also kept the crop growing.
Despite slow start, forage crop rapidly maturing
A cold start to spring had some farmers worried about the hay crop, but warm weather in May has the crop maturing fast.
Scout for poisonous weeds in alfalfa
When stands of established alfalfa get thinner weeds become a problem. The presence of poisonous weeds are of greatest concern in established alfalfa.
Managing weeds to improve alfalfa yield and quality
If weeds become a problem, they can compete or interfere for light, nutrients, water and space, directly influencing yield, quality and standability.