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A firm seedbed is critical for successful alfalfa ... Plant 12 to 18 lbs. of pure live seed (PLS) per acre ... Oats are the primary nurse crop, but spring wheat or barley ...


In the northern quarter of Illinois, spring seedings for hay and pasture species ... Seeding alfalfa at 18 pounds per acre has produced 0.2- to 0.4-ton higher yields  ...


May 12, 2017 ... Producers are trying to get their alfalfa planted. Some areas have been very wet which have made this process very difficult to accomplish.


Thekey is to plant the hay at the time which will be most conducive to theformation of a ... in the late '70's which compared yieldsof spring and fall planted alfalfa.

Feb 10, 2007 ... This was what we did to get the alfalfa going in 2006. ... Spring alfalfa seeding ... We use some in furrow on our planter when we plant corn.


Sep 1, 2009 ... Have soil test results in hand well before planting alfalfa. ... In the spring, aphids can suck the life out of a stand, and you won't know it until it's ...


and previous crop or cropping practice. In general, spring planting of legumes can start when established stands begin to grow well in open fields. On irrigated.


top 2 to 3 feet of the soil to field capacity before planting alfalfa. Pre-irrigation, if .... delay seeding until the next spring than to risk seeding into dry soil in late ...


cumstances” related to alfalfa stand establishment follows the checklist discussion. .... Spring Planting: Spring-sown alfalfa in Oklahoma is more risky than fall ...


Feb 25, 2016 ... Those living in cooler climates can plant alfalfa in spring while milder regions should opt for fall planting. Since alfalfa roots quickly, it doesn't ...