Event Title

Establishing Alfalfa

Start Date

18-11-1997 12:00 AM

Description

Alfalfa is a profitable crop when well managed. It is an economical source of home grown protein, energy, minerals, and vitamins for livestock. Iowa's state average yield estimate is about 3 1/2 ton per acre, but properly managed on suitable soils alfalfa can yield 5 to 7 ton per acre or more. Although a number of important management practices are necessary to achieve high alfalfa yields, the first and a frequently mismanaged practice is stand establishment.

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Nov 18th, 12:00 AM

Establishing Alfalfa

Alfalfa is a profitable crop when well managed. It is an economical source of home grown protein, energy, minerals, and vitamins for livestock. Iowa's state average yield estimate is about 3 1/2 ton per acre, but properly managed on suitable soils alfalfa can yield 5 to 7 ton per acre or more. Although a number of important management practices are necessary to achieve high alfalfa yields, the first and a frequently mismanaged practice is stand establishment.

 

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