Spring Alfalfa Seeding
1 year 10 weeks ago
Spring is fast approaching and many farmers are planning for spring seeding of alfalfa. Establishing a dense and vigorous stand is one of the single most important steps in producing quality alfalfa over multiple years. Mistakes made prior to and during seeding will reduce alfalfa...
Early Harvest of Alfalfa in 2012
1 year 2 weeks ago
Early spring growth has led to alfalfa harvest beginning 2 to 3 weeks earlier than normal this year. Although there is potential for an extra cutting due to the early timing of the first cutting, there are several factors to consider for this year’s crop.
We have had rain over the past...
Winter-Kill in Alfalfa, An Update
1 week 2 days ago
As temperatures have finally warmed up to allow alfalfa stands to break dormancy and start to green up, there have been widespread reports of winter injury and kill to alfalfa stands. Damage has ranged from small low spots to entire field loss. Fields have been evaluated in Minnesota and...