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Aphanomyces Root Rot: The Race is on to Defend Alfalfa


Aphanomyces Root Rot: The Race is on to Defend Alfalfa
Once thought of as a wet-soil disease, aphanomyces root rot is more widespread than many realize. It’s also one of the few alfalfa diseases to develop races — genetic variations of the pathogens...
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Impact of Hard Seed Percent in Alfalfa

Hard Seed Percentage in Alfalfa: How High is Too High?
Alfalfa seed with impermeable seed coats are called hard seeds because, when exposed to water, these seeds do not take up moisture but remain unchanged, or hard. When planted, these hard alfalfa seeds may remain...
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Relative Forage Quality (RFQ), A New Quality Term

Relative Forage Quality: A New Way to Measure Alfalfa Nutritive Value
Over the years, scientists have developed a number of laboratory analyses aimed at quickly and inexpensively estimating the nutritive value of alfalfa. Probably the most widely accepted analysis used to...
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Pushing The Alfalfa Yield and Quality Bar

 
Pushing the Alfalfa Yield and Quality Bar
One of the most common questions offered to us via phone, email, or social media refers to accessing products and account personnel, but perhaps the most common inquiry is how to take alfalfa stands to the next level,...
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Breeding Alfalfa for Salt Tolerance

 
Breeding Alfalfa for Salt Tolerance
As more salt-tolerant alfalfa varieties are developed, managing high soil salinity should become increasingly achievable for forage producers in the western U.S.
 
Highly saline soils have been a...
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