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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How Does Your Soil Fertility Stack Up?

It’s about as basic as you can get in alfalfa production: Make sure soil nutrients are at optimal levels to give your crop the best opportunity to grow and thrive, and achieve return on investment and yield potential goals.
 
There is indeed room for improvement in U.S...
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W-L ALFALFAS BULKS UP HARVXTRA® ALFALFA LINEUP WITH FD5 ADDITION

W-L HarvXtra® Alfalfa has a revolutionary new offering in alfalfa production, our first fall dormancy 5 release, WL 375HVX.RR, simply delivers. WL 375HVX.RR compliments the 2016 release of FD4 WL 341HVX.RR, offering another valuable winterhardy option with a new, superior agronomic package...
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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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