March 5, 2024
Although alfalfa has been grown and studied for many generations, there are still some mysteries surrounding the crop that continue to dog us. Specific knowledge of what conditions cause winterkill is...


Feb. 22, 2024
Alfalfa offers a great opportunity to combat the spread of herbicide-resistant weed variants on your farm for two main reasons...


Feb. 20, 2024
Although alfalfa weevils have developed resistance to pyrethroid insecticides, causing severe alfalfa losses in the Western U.S. and concern elsewhere, producers may still be able to utilize pyrethroids on a limited basis...


Jan. 30, 2024
Forage research and extension positions at state universities weren’t getting filled from lack of research funding and budget constraints...


Jan. 15, 2024
Though diminutive, the lowly alfalfa seed contains every genetic instruction for that plant to grow into a hearty, deep-rooted perennial legume, capable of multiple harvests, high yields, high persistence, and high quality...


Jan. 15, 2024
Keith Deweese wasn’t different from a lot of people who liked to farm but didn’t have the acres or the resources to make it a full-time occupation...


Nov. 21, 2023
One of the core principles of plant breeding is to improve crop genetics so plants are better equipped to survive environmental stress...


Nov. 13, 2023
Despite the fact there is no symbiotic relationship between alfalfa and ruminants, the nutrient composition of alfalfa complements the nutritional needs of ruminant animals surprisingly well...


Nov. 10, 2023
By and large, forage seed supply for spring plantings looks to be in good shape to support what is expected to be higher demand for new seedings...


Nov. 7, 2023
Forage research from universities and seed companies fuels advancements in the alfalfa industry. This research also lays the foundation for many producer recommendations, but scientific experime...