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Improving Crude Protein in Alfalfa

A question came to me from a crop consultant. His alfalfa grower asked him how he could increase crude protein (CP) in his alfalfa. The buyer of the alfalfa, for the most part, is happy with the hay....

Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 1:57 PM
Tags: crude protein (1), nitrogen (3)

DOES NITROGEN ASSIST ALFALFA IN RECOVERING FROM FLOOD DAMAGE?

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Yellow plants equals nitrogen deficits—right?   Maybe not! When we have a very wet winter or spring, alfalfa fields may look yellow with diseased-looking leaves and delayed...

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 9:54 PM
Tags: alfalfa (36), flooding (1), nitrogen (3)

When is nitrogen fertilization of alfalfa beneficial? Almost never!

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When is nitrogen fertilization of alfalfa beneficial? Almost never! Nitrogen (N) fertilizer is generally not required for alfalfa production since alfalfa can obtain its own N from N-fixing nodules...

Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 7:13 AM
Tags: alfalfa (36), nitrogen (3), nitrogen-fixation (1), nodules (1)
 
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