July 23, 2021 | By Rupp Seeds
A late summer alfalfa cutting should occur early enough so plants can regrow, produce, and store carbohydrates before entering fall dormancy, thus increasing winter survivability. Accurate stand evaluation is critical for estimating yield potential and deciding whether to keep an alfalfa stand. Providing an adequate supply of nutrients, especially potassium and sulfur are important to maintain high yield potential.
In this issue of SeedScoop you can learn how to time your final harvest, how to evaluate established stands, nutrient needs and weed management of your alfalfa crop.Management Practices for Alfalfa in Summer and Fall