Alfalfa http://hayandforage.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en Alfalfa Weevils Waking Up In Pennsylvania http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-weevils-waking-pennsylvania <div class="field-deck"> Time to begin scouting, says entomologist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alfalfa weevils are becoming active in northern regions of the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-weevils-waking-pennsylvania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-weevils-waking-pennsylvania#comments Alfalfa Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:58:00 +0000 25311 at http://hayandforage.com Photo: Clemson University, USDA, Bugwood.org Midwestern Alfalfa Winterkill Won’t Be Widespread, Experts Predict http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/midwestern-alfalfa-winterkill-won-t-be-widespread-experts-predict <div class="field-deck"> Early assessments estimate damage will be less severe </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alfalfa winterkill in the Midwest won't be as severe as it was last year, forage specialist predicts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/midwestern-alfalfa-winterkill-won-t-be-widespread-experts-predict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/midwestern-alfalfa-winterkill-won-t-be-widespread-experts-predict#comments Alfalfa Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:16:00 +0000 25271 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Alfalfa fields in most parts of the Midwest came through the winter in better shape this year, says University of Wisconsin forage specialist Dan Undersander, than 2013 stands like this one, showing winterkill damage.</p> Know Your Alfalfa Seeding Rate http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/know-your-alfalfa-seeding-rate <div class="field-deck"> Seed sizes and shapes complicate calculations </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Paying closer attention to alfalfa seeding rates would help many growers boost their bottom line.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/know-your-alfalfa-seeding-rate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/know-your-alfalfa-seeding-rate#comments Alfalfa Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:56:00 +0000 25181 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Calibrating seeders and knowing actual seeding rates can save growers money, says Marvin Hall, Penn State University Extension forage specialist.</p> Damp Soils Slow Indiana Alfalfa Seeding http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/damp-soils-slow-indiana-alfalfa-seeding <div class="field-deck"> Later plantings will require increased management </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wet soils have delayed spring plantings for many Indiana alfalfa growers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/damp-soils-slow-indiana-alfalfa-seeding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/damp-soils-slow-indiana-alfalfa-seeding#comments Alfalfa Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:33:00 +0000 25161 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Wet conditions in Indiana have many alfalfa growers delaying spring seeding, reports Purdue forage specialist Keith Johnson.</p> Missouri Meeting To Focus On Alfalfa http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/missouri-meeting-focus-alfalfa <div class="field-deck"> Legume’s benefits in cattle nutrition will be discussed </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A University of Missouri Extension program will focus on growing alfalfa to supplement beef and dairy diets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/missouri-meeting-focus-alfalfa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/missouri-meeting-focus-alfalfa#comments Alfalfa Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:05:00 +0000 25091 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Alfalfa establishment and management tips will be offered at an April 22 University of Missouri field tour and program.</p> Guide Covers Alfalfa In Saline Soils http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/guide-covers-alfalfa-saline-soils <div class="field-deck"> Seed company publishes Alfalfa Management For Saline Soils </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new 24-page guide is intended to build a better understanding of soil salinity and its impact on alfalfa.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/guide-covers-alfalfa-saline-soils" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/guide-covers-alfalfa-saline-soils#comments Alfalfa Sun, 06 Apr 2014 14:29:00 +0000 24971 at http://hayandforage.com Alfalfa-Grass Products Make For Convenient Seeding http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-grass-products-make-convenient-seeding <div class="field-deck"> Coated pairing provides uniform distribution, too, says spokesperson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A seed mixture that pairs grasses with alfalfa and coats both seed types for uniform planting is now available from Barenbrug USA.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-grass-products-make-convenient-seeding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/alfalfa-grass-products-make-convenient-seeding#comments Alfalfa Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:13:00 +0000 24651 at http://hayandforage.com <p>A convenient pairing of hybrid alfalfa and soft-leaf tall fescue is one of two new products Barenbrug USA has just introduced. The other matches alfalfa, fescue and a small amount of orchardgrass.</p> Get Ahead Of Weeds In New Alfalfa Seedings http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/get-ahead-weeds-new-alfalfa-seedings <div class="field-deck"> First 60 days are crucial in newly established stands </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Keep alfalfa seedings clear of weeds during the first 60 days after establishment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/get-ahead-weeds-new-alfalfa-seedings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/get-ahead-weeds-new-alfalfa-seedings#comments Alfalfa Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:06:00 +0000 24801 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Be diligent in controlling weeds in new alfalfa seedings, suggests&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">Phil Kaatz, area forage and field crops educator with Michigan State University (MSU) Extension.</span></p> Photo: Neil Tietz Assess Alfalfa Stands For Winterkill Soon http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/assess-alfalfa-stands-winterkill-soon <div class="field-deck"> Walk fields to check for plant health </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Producers should assess plant health after a harsh winter. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/assess-alfalfa-stands-winterkill-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/assess-alfalfa-stands-winterkill-soon#comments Alfalfa Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:20:00 +0000 24691 at http://hayandforage.com <p>As alfalfa greens up, check what effects winter may have inflicted.&nbsp;</p> Acid Soils Can Jeopardize Alfalfa Seedlings http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/acid-soils-can-jeopardize-alfalfa-seedlings <div class="field-deck"> Soil testing specifically for acid will head off problems </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Test soil acidity before seeding alfalfa into ground that was previously row-cropped, advises a University of Nebraska Extension forage specialist.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/acid-soils-can-jeopardize-alfalfa-seedlings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/acid-soils-can-jeopardize-alfalfa-seedlings#comments Alfalfa Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:42:00 +0000 24571 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Before seeding alfalfa into ground previously row-cropped, test soil acidity and adjust lime rates as needed, recommends Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska Extension forage specialist<strong>.</strong></p> Photo; Neil Tietz