Just this week, I (Jeff) visited a farm with an aging alfalfa stand. Out in the field for five years now, this field was still productive last year, and the grower has a firm contract in place for his hay sales. The contract stipulates non-GMO practices and weed control was becoming an issue. We will follow up on the decision this grower reached in a moment after we hear from Dr. Miller.
This is the third entry in our 4-part series on alfalfa stand establishment, featuring the insights of Dr. Don Miller of Alforex Seeds. Here we delve into product selection and actual seeding of the crop.
You should be well aware that AgVenture considers “planting with perfection” to be integral for maximum profit in corn and soybean operations. Do not fall short on seed bed prep for alfalfa as well.
You can have a highly profitable alfalfa enterprise using select AgVenture products like AV42C20™ and AV42H18™. As with any farm activity, a good plan, planting integrity and in-season care all add up to maximum profit.
“Jeff’s infectious, upbeat attitude and willingness to take on additional projects to help drive sales has definitely been appreciated,” said Scott Hart, AgVenture Marketing & Portfolio Director, who nominated Shaner for Corteva’s Leader of Excellence Award.