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.
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.