Alfalfa Symposium Coverage

Alfalfa Symposium Coverage

Keep checking back weekly as we'll be placing new articles on the site from the National Alfalfa Symposium!

Forage Analyses Are Estimates, Not Absolutes 

Apr 1, 2008, by Fae Holin, Managing Editor, Hay & Forage Grower

Analyzing forage quality is worthwhile – despite forage testing problems among labs and between growers and labs, and test-result disputes between hay buyers and sellers. That’s according to Dan Undersander, extension forage ...

Look At Alfalfa Nutrient Needs Carefully This Spring 

Mar 18, 2008, by Fae Holin, Managing Editor

It takes time and management to determine whether alfalfa has enough nutrients to produce high yields. And with the high costs of fertilizer, and the demand and higher prices for alfalfa...

Alfalfa: A Great Grazing Crop 

Mar 11, 2008, by Fae Holin, Managing Editor

Alfalfa offers excellent opportunities as a grazing crop, said Garry Lacefield, University of Kentucky forage specialist, at the National Alfalfa Symposium last month...

Biotechnology Delivers Better Alfalfa 

Mar 4, 2008

Alfalfa breeders are using biotechnology along with traditional plant breeding methods to develop new and improved varieties, said Joe Bouton, director of the Forage Improvement Division of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, OK. He spoke at the National Alfalfa Symposium last month...

Alfalfa As A Green Biomass Crop 

Feb 26, 2008

Growers can’t expect to make money selling alfalfa for biomass right now, said Michael Russelle, USDA-ARS soil scientist. “But many people would argue that it is not sustainable to grow corn only for this market, and we’ve got to be willing to develop other options”...

Wide-Swathed Haylage Doesn’t Need Conditioning 

Feb 19, 2008

If you’re cutting alfalfa haylage in wide swaths, you don’t need to condition it. And cutting in wide swaths...

The Differences Among Hay Conditioners 

Feb 19, 2008

If you’re in the market for a new hay cutting machine, here’s a crash course from Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin extension forage specialist....

Tedders And Rakes And Mergers – Oh, My! 

Feb 19, 2008

Tedding, raking, merging and other mechanical haying methods were examined for their usefulness by Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin extension forage specialist...

Work To Lower Ash Content In Forage 

Feb 19, 2008

Reducing the amount of ash taken up with forage at harvest should be a priority for growers, said Dan Undersander University of Wisconsin extension forage specialist...

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