Event Title

Alfalfa Varieties

Start Date

28-2-1991 9:45 AM

Description

Few areas of forage agriculture are changing faster than variety development in alfalfa. The 1990 revised "Alfalfa Varieties" publication of the Certified Alfalfa Seed Council listed 26 new alfalfa varieties. Of the available certified alfalfa varieties, only 10 to 15% are public varieties. The remainder are developed and marketed by commercial companies such as Agripro, Dairy land, FFR, Pioneer, Vista, W-L Research, and others. The need for yield and performance information on alfalfa varieties therefore increases yearly. In 1990, the alfalfa variety testing program was re-started under the leadership of the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University (WKU). Three locations were seeded in 1990, Spindletop Research Farm - Lexington, WKU Research Farm -Bowling Green, and the UK Research and Education Center -Princeton. A total of 37 varieties were included in these tests (fable 1).

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Feb 28th, 9:45 AM

Alfalfa Varieties

Few areas of forage agriculture are changing faster than variety development in alfalfa. The 1990 revised "Alfalfa Varieties" publication of the Certified Alfalfa Seed Council listed 26 new alfalfa varieties. Of the available certified alfalfa varieties, only 10 to 15% are public varieties. The remainder are developed and marketed by commercial companies such as Agripro, Dairy land, FFR, Pioneer, Vista, W-L Research, and others. The need for yield and performance information on alfalfa varieties therefore increases yearly. In 1990, the alfalfa variety testing program was re-started under the leadership of the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University (WKU). Three locations were seeded in 1990, Spindletop Research Farm - Lexington, WKU Research Farm -Bowling Green, and the UK Research and Education Center -Princeton. A total of 37 varieties were included in these tests (fable 1).