Bringing alfalfa to market

By Robin Newell
Robin Newell

The author is the vice president of North American sales for S&W Seed Company.
Robin Newell

These articles cover alfalfa variety breeding and characterization, the progression from breeder seed through foundation to commercial seed; some basics of alfalfa seed growing and cleaning; seed purity analysis; treatment and packaging operations; and labeling requirements for commercial sale and planting.

Click to open the web version of the article or the pdf that appeared in the 2017 issues of Hay & Forage Grower

Part 1: Bringing alfalfa to market takes many years
January 2017 issue
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Part 2: Multiplying alfalfa seed with bees and combines
February 2017 issue

Part 3: Alfalfa seed must be cleaned to ensure quality
March 2017 issue

Part 4: It's on the tag and in the bag
April/May 2017 issue
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