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The buzz on alfalfa seed

February 27, 2019

Crop farmers are embracing technologies prior generations didn’t even dream possible. Alfalfa seed production is no exception, and this very specialized production niche could soon benefit from new tools that help alfalfa seed producers plan for more efficient, more consistent pollination...

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Avoiding glyphosate injury in RR alfalfa

February 27, 2019

Weed management in alfalfa poses significant challenges for many producers. Conventional herbicide options are limited, both in number and how they can be used.

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How good is my baleage?

December 27, 2018

Now that the baleage is made, take some time to inventory the forage in your baleage and decide how to use it to its best benefit.

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3 questions to ask before purchasing alfalfa seed

October 31, 2018

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.

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Drone research in alfalfa begins to soar

October 30, 2018

Currently underway is a project to enable alfalfa producers to map yield and quality (or more precisely, nutritive value) across an alfalfa field using an unmanned aircraft system (UAS – also called a drone) at sufficient resolution to enable identification of the yield damage caused by...

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Research update: Alfalfa cutting management on yield, quality

October 30, 2018

Alfalfa is used by and marketed for dairy cows, beef cattle and exports, in the form of cubes and compressed bales. In Washington state, alfalfa makes up about 65 percent of the total hay grown.

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