Start Date

23-2-1995 1:00 PM

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As a perennial plant, alfalfa can be expected to continue to live and produce for an indefinite period of time. Why then do stands need to be replanted every few years? Is modern seed available today, weakened and unable to live up to the perennial label? What about yield? How does your stand measure up? Are you barely making the state average, or struggling to even meet this modest yield level?

The first harvest each spring can produce over 40% of the yield in a single growing season. Why is a stand slower growing in the spring than you would like it to be, and producing less tonnage? Do insects and other diseases eat your profits from this queen of forages? How can you spend less and get more? Managing all inputs, the soil, seed selection, planting, pests, harvesting, fertilizing, all with simple but careful attention to important details, will bring big dividends.

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Feb 23rd, 1:00 PM

How to Make Your Alfalfa More Profitable

As a perennial plant, alfalfa can be expected to continue to live and produce for an indefinite period of time. Why then do stands need to be replanted every few years? Is modern seed available today, weakened and unable to live up to the perennial label? What about yield? How does your stand measure up? Are you barely making the state average, or struggling to even meet this modest yield level?

The first harvest each spring can produce over 40% of the yield in a single growing season. Why is a stand slower growing in the spring than you would like it to be, and producing less tonnage? Do insects and other diseases eat your profits from this queen of forages? How can you spend less and get more? Managing all inputs, the soil, seed selection, planting, pests, harvesting, fertilizing, all with simple but careful attention to important details, will bring big dividends.