Spring seeding of alfalfa is often preferred in many regions of the U.S. However, a late-summer seeding can be successful if proper management techniques are applied. The following information is a summary of some frequently asked questions (FAQ) and some current university recommendations and guidelines for successful late summer seedings of alfalfa.
At a time when many farmers are looking forward to harvest beginning a few weeks down the road, we cannot become complacent about what is happening in your fields. If the crop is not in the bin, the opportunity for loss is still present.
Looking at and evaluating your current nitrogen and sulfur programs is IMPERATIVE to pushing yields and making improvements in the future. Every year is key to be evaluating nitrogen/sulfur programs with the losses that can happen throughout the year.