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Stagnant alfalfa yields – Is sulfur the culprit?

September 24, 2020 Stagnant alfalfa yields have been lamented for many years, and I consistently hear growers say their yields today are no better than “X” years ago. Why is this? Read more

Putting your alfalfa to bed for winter

August 27, 2020 We may not be thinking of winter when temperatures are 80º to 90ºF, but we should now begin preparing alfalfa for winter if we want good winter survival and high yield next spring. Read more

Tips to produce high-quality hay

August 27, 2020 Producing quality hay is important whether you feed your own hay or sell it to others. When producing hay for on-farm use, we do not often consider its value, but it is still important. Read more

What’s the payout: Using glyphosate-resistant alfalfa in grass mixtures

July 2, 2020 Glyphosate-resistant alfalfa has become a popular option for many growers throughout the U.S. for growing pure alfalfa. It offers improved flexibility in weed management, as well as overall cleaner hay and silage. Because growers can control a wide range of weeds using this technology, many...

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Conditioning in reduced-lignin alfalfa

March 31, 2020 Genetically modified, reduced-lignin alfalfa is a significant game changer for alfalfa growers. It allows either higher-quality alfalfa to be harvested or delayed harvest with equal quality but higher yield. Read more

But we want it now: Gene discovery and utilization in alfalfa breeding

March 2, 2020 In 2019, there were an estimated 19.5 million alfalfa acres in production distributed from coast to coast. Read more