With the high costs of fertilizer, and the demand and higher prices for alfalfa, it’s more important than ever that hay growers analyze their crops’ nutrient needs and decide whether fertilizing alfalfa pays or not. That’s according to Steve Orloff, a farm advisor in northern California's Siskiyou County. Orloff spoke at the National Alfalfa Symposium last month.

Orloff talked about how to determine which nutrients were deficient in alfalfa and what to do if they are. For more on the story, visit our Symposium recap of his talk at: hayandforage.com/hay/alfalfa/spring-alfalfa-needs.