W-L INSIGHTS

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3 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Alfalfa Seed

When I help growers choose the right alfalfa for their operations, there are a lot of factors we discuss. As an adviser, my goal is to really understand each grower’s unique situation and management style to recommend an alfalfa variety that best fits those needs.

Choosing...
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Mix of Dairy Rations Reflects Economy

At a glance: With decreasing milk profitability and slowly rising alfalfa costs, producers often look to cheaper feedstuffs; but alfalfa remains one of the most complete feeds available for milk production.
 
If you are a dairy producer, you don’t need me to...
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New Developments in Managing Alfalfa Diseases and Salt Tolerance

Alfalfa diseases such as aphanomyces root rot and anthracnose, as well as heavily saline soils, are common in different parts of the U.S. Each can negatively impact alfalfa growth, as well as return on investment and yield potential for farmers.

Researchers have made great progress...
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Shorter Rotations Maximize Alfalfa Profitability

Shorter Alfalfa Rotations Increase Profitability
Most alfalfa growers know that yield per acre declines as stands age. The accumulated impact of harvest stress, pest (disease, insect, nematode) damage, wheel traffic, winter injury, etc. thins stands and weakens existing...
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Alfalfa Seed Coatings: An Economical Insurance Policy

While every season presents a different set of challenges for alfalfa growers, a successful crop begins with good stand establishment. Seed treatments and seed coatings are applied to most premium alfalfa seed to get plants off to a strong start, as it assists with maximizing germination and...
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