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Is your alfalfa yield reduction due to saline problems?

October 30, 2019

With 14 to 15 million salt-affected acres in the U.S., it’s clear managing saline soils is a big challenge for some farmers.

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Alfalfa Checkoff Watch: Poultry litter on alfalfa in the South

October 30, 2019

In Mississippi, a coordinated research and demonstration/extension effort has substantially increased alfalfa acreage since 2014. As some of the targeted producers in the region have a negative view of alfalfa and its management challenges, many of these efforts have been under a pretext...

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Improving alfalfa productivity

October 30, 2019

Alfalfa’s potassium requirement

Alfalfa requires potassium in the greatest amount to facilitate its maximum growth potential. For a healthy stand and optimum hay yields, alfalfa absorbs potassium more than any other nutrient from the soil.

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Managing weeds in seedling alfalfa

September 20, 2019

To produce high-quality alfalfa, growers must be engaged in the timely management of pests, including weeds. Seedling alfalfa is especially susceptible to weed interference as interspecific competition can inhibit alfalfa growth and development and compromise stand persistence.

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Salt-tolerant alfalfas in future hay production

August 30, 2019

How big is the salinity problem?

Salinity and its detrimental effect on agriculture is not a new problem.

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Mixing it up with alfalfa in the South

May 31, 2019

Forages play an integral role on any livestock operation. In many parts of the South, the ability to grow both warm- and cool-season forages allows producers to benefit from grazing throughout most of the year on their operations.

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