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Fungicide use to inhibit Aphanomyces
Nov. 7, 2022
Kentucky research that tested the efficacy of fungicide seed treatments and foliar fungicides on alfalfa to potentially manage Aphanomyces root rot wasn’t conclusive. It didn’t show that the produ...
Save water on irrigated alfalfa
Aug. 10, 2022
Three-year study of irrigation strategies on 12 south central Utah alfalfa fields compared ways farmers could save on water yet maintain alfalfa production...
Beef benefits from alfalfa
April 25, 2022
Gradual movement toward beef production — by southern U.S. farmers transitioning from crops or dairy farming and others turning to country life...
Alfalfa-bermudagrass growers get new guide
March 10, 2022
Pertinent information on establishing alfalfa into bermudagrass, as well as answers to common pest problems, can be found in a dashboard-sized publication recently available through Alfalfa Checkoff...
Alfalfa-almond hull cubes show promise
Feb. 7, 2022
Pairing almond hulls with lower- to medium-quality alfalfa hay as a cubed or double-compressed animal feed may create new domestic and international markets...
Updated publication advocates alfalfa grazing
Dec. 31, 2021
More U.S. farmers should consider alfalfa a premium-quality livestock feed for grazing, said Ray Smith, University of Kentucky Extension forage specialist...
Hay moisture at wrapping affects quality
Nov. 10, 2021
The type, color, or number of layers of material used to wrap dry alfalfa round bales with an in-line tube bale wrapper didn’t influence the quality of those bales as they came out of storage...
Extreme processing boosts feed value
Aug. 19, 2021
The first research trial using “extreme” mechanical processing on wilted alfalfa after chopping is showing great promise in improving alfalfa fiber digestion...
Finding tools to fight spring black stem
April 29, 2021
Researchers could be one step closer to finding ways to combat spring black stem and leaf spot (SBS), a fungal disease that reduces quality and yield in alfalfa...
Southern alfalfa needs potassium, too
April 27, 2021
As alfalfa has slowly been reintroduced to Southern fields this past decade — this time grown with bermudagrass — the need for new alfalfa research has also grown...
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