Start Date

24-2-2011 8:45 AM

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Alfalfa is a high quality, valuable forage crop that can be successfully produced on most well drained soils in Kentucky, for hay and silage, and for grazing. Fertilizing alfalfa can be uniquely challenging because it is a perennial crop. In addition, high-yielding alfalfa removes a tremendous amount of soil nutrients when compared to other crops grown in Kentucky. A thorough understanding of alfalfa’s growth habits, nutrient requirements, and the soil nutrient supply mechanisms for alfalfa is necessary to effectively manage fertilizer inputs and maximize profitability while minimizing the environmental impact.

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Feb 24th, 8:45 AM

Making Your Fertilizer Dollar Go Further

Alfalfa is a high quality, valuable forage crop that can be successfully produced on most well drained soils in Kentucky, for hay and silage, and for grazing. Fertilizing alfalfa can be uniquely challenging because it is a perennial crop. In addition, high-yielding alfalfa removes a tremendous amount of soil nutrients when compared to other crops grown in Kentucky. A thorough understanding of alfalfa’s growth habits, nutrient requirements, and the soil nutrient supply mechanisms for alfalfa is necessary to effectively manage fertilizer inputs and maximize profitability while minimizing the environmental impact.