Alfalfa Growing Tips and Characteristics

Category:

Product Description

Type:

Perennial Legume

Height:

24-32 inches

Usage:

Hay, Flash Grazing, Green Chop

Seeding Rate:

22 lb/ acre
18 lb w/ 4 lb grass/ acre

Plant:

April-May
*Aug. 20- Sept 30th*

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  • Must be Seeded on Firm (Hard) Seed Bed
  • Rolling Compacts Soil to Hold Moisture for a Better Stand
  • Add Boron and Sulfur to your Fertilizer
  • High Requirements of Phosphate and Potash
  • Lime to 6.7 – 7.5 pH Level
  • Many Producers Plant with 2-4 lbs Arid Orchard Grass per acre
  • Plant Late Spring Usually with Oat Cover Crop
  • Plant Early Fall Usually with Wheat Cover Crop
  • Watch for Alfalfa Weevil — One Spraying in Spring is a Must
  • Plant 1/4” to 1/2” Deep
  • Excellent Source of Protein
  • Excellent Deer Plot Ingredient
  • Excellent for Horse and Dairy Hay
  • Well Drained Soils Highly Recommended
  • Flash-Grazing Only
  • Potential Nitrogen Production of 80 lb/ acre per year