Alfalfa http://hayandforage.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en 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 Montana Alfalfa Seed Group Solicits Research Projects http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/montana-alfalfa-seed-group-solicits-research-projects <div class="field-deck"> Grant funds available for fertility studies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Montana Alfalfa Seed Committee is looking for research projects and studies to fund. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/montana-alfalfa-seed-group-solicits-research-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/montana-alfalfa-seed-group-solicits-research-projects#comments Alfalfa Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:49:00 +0000 24451 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Alfalfa seed fertility is one of the research priorities of new funding from the Montana&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">Alfalfa Seed Committee.</span></p> Nebraska Grower: Spring Alfalfa Price May Firm Up http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/nebraska-grower-spring-alfalfa-price-may-firm <div class="field-deck"> Potential winterkill, higher milk prices pressure supply </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The potential for alfalfa winterkill in parts of the Midwest could keep alfalfa markets steady to strong. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/nebraska-grower-spring-alfalfa-price-may-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/alfalfa/nebraska-grower-spring-alfalfa-price-may-firm#comments Alfalfa Hay Marketing Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:29:00 +0000 24421 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Demand for dairy alfalfa should stay strong through spring, says Nebraska grower Andy Stock.</p> Photo: Rick Mooney