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NEW:  Preparing Alfalfa Stands for Winter
Your late summer and fall alfalfa management strategy can have a large impact on spring regrowth and next year’s yield potential.

Preparing Alfalfa Stands for Winter
 
 

Alfalfa Offers Great Nitrogen Fixation, Storage Benefits
Alfalfa stands fix nitrogen, using it to produce high-protein forage. The crop also stores nitrogen in the crown and roots. When rotating to another crop, such as corn, this stored nitrogen fills most if not all the new crop’s nitrogen needs.

Alfalfa Offers Great Nitrogen Fixation, Storage Benefits
 
 

Balancing Alfalfa Yield and Quality
Alfalfa quality depends on a number of factors, and weather is a major one. Once alfalfa genetics have done their best with what Mother Nature has provided, it’s up to the grower to preserve as much of the nutritional quality as possible. The first cutting of the season is the most significant. As much as half the season’s total yield can be from the first cutting.

Balancing Alfalfa Yield and Quality
 
 

Brushing Up on Alfalfa Production Will Help Improve Quality
Alfalfa is probably one of the most variable feeds when it comes to quality. This is due to field-by-field variations, by watching for just the right plant maturity, determining the best cutting time and measuring the most efficient cut height, growers are bound to notice an increase in alfalfa quality.

Brushing Up on Alfalfa Production Will Help Improve Quality
 
 

Don’t Short Potassium in Alfalfa Stands
Alfalfa demands substantial amounts of potassium (K) for strong growth and nutrient development. Learn why and how to manage K needs in alfalfa stands.

Don’t Short Potassium in Alfalfa Stands
 
 

Potato Leafhopper in Alfalfa
Potato leafhopper is one of the most common and destructive insects affecting alfalfa. Get scouting tips, threshold levels and other management options.

Potato Leafhopper in Alfalfa
 

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