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Alfalfa Management Guide

Alfalfa Management Guide

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Price: $13.50

This field guide takes you from establishing your forage crop to harvesting, covering all the important points along the way. Includes color photos for accurate identification of pests and disease. Uses charts and graphs to display information at a glance. Provides zone maps to help you make important choices for production in your geographic area.

Learn what it takes to move your 3-ton-per-acre operation to a 6- or 9-ton-per-acre operation:

  • Select the right field.
  • Test the soil.
  • Choose a good variety.
  • Plant efficiently.

Ensure a high yield by using best management practices through the production stage:

  • Determine fertilizer needs.
  • Manage weeds, disease and insect pests.

Set goals for forage quality and use appropriate harvest techniques to minimize field losses and maximize tonnage of high-quality forage:

  • Determine forage quality needs.
  • Set your cutting schedule.
  • Assess risk of winter injury and the need for additional forage.
  • Learn best techniques for hay-making and silage-making.

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