A new edition of the Alfalfa Management Guide shows growers how to increase a 3-ton/acre yield to 9 tons/acre without increasing operating cost.

The comprehensive book is from the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America. The original guide was one of the top-selling books ever published by the societies, and the 2011 edition offers information on the latest strategies for alfalfa establishment, production and harvest.

It includes chapters on a multitude of subjects relating to growing and harvesting alfalfa, and is full of pictures, recommendations to growers and easy-to-read charts and graphs.

The authors of the 2011 Alfalfa Management Guide are well-respected agronomists, pathologists and entomologists, including Dan Undersander, Dennis Cosgrove, Eileen Cullen, Craig Grau and Mark Renz, all from the University of Wisconsin; Marlin Rice, Iowa State University; Craig Sheaffer, University of Minnesota; Glen Shewmaker, University of Idaho; and Mark Sulc, Ohio State University.

It’s available for $10 at www.societystore.org, or call 608-273-8080 or email books@agronomy.org for more information.