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Sep 1, 2009 ... Have soil test results in hand well before planting alfalfa. ... of P and K, both for crop growth and for replacement of what is removed in the hay.


Feb 25, 2016 ... Read this article to learn more about how to grow alfalfa in your garden ... Quality alfalfa hay should possess good green color and leafiness as ...

Jun 3, 2010 ... Dr. Dan Undersander from UW-Madison demonstrates the key points which lead to growing a new stand of alfalfa.


Seed alfalfa or alfalfa-grass mixtures only on well-drained soils. Seeding .... Hay may be fed in sacrifice paddocks to keep pasture growing at an optimum rate.


lack of modern well-adapted varieties and pest infestations, limited alfalfa yields ... On-farm yields average between 3 and 4 tons of hay (or equivalent) per acre, ...


Alfalfa, queen of forage crops, is the nation's most important forage, and ... roller- packer prior to planting to insure good seed and soil contact. Seed drilled at a ...


This guide discusses how to establish a successful alfalfa crop, ... promotes rapid root growth, strong seedling .... annual crop of hay barley or oats, with.


planting alfalfa in food plots. ... For best production, it requires a well drained soil with neutral pH (7.0 to 7.5) and good fertility (lots of Potash). ... Alfalfa is used primarily as a hay crop although new grazing varieties are available that tolerate  ...


Hay is basically dried vegetation: usually a legume such as alfalfa or clover, or a grass such as timothy or brome. ... Local preferences are usually a good guide.


Orchardgrass and tall fescue have good fall growth that enables a productive fall ... While not an issue with haylage or hay, grass-alfalfa mixtures have less bloat ...