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Alfalfa Information

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Contacts   ALFALFA INFORMATION X-CHANGE

 

State Forage Extension Specialists

 

S. Ray Smith, Ph.D.

Plant & Soil Sciences Dept.
N-222E Agricultural Science Building - North
Lexington, KY 40546-0091

(859) 257-3358

raysmith1@uky.edu

 

*Biographical Information

 

 

Chris D. Teutsch, Ph.D.

Ext. Associate Professor

University of Kentucky

Research & Education Ctr.

1205 Hopkinsville Street

Princeton, KY  42445

(270) 365-7541, Ext. 202

chris.teutsch@uky.edu

 

*Biographical Information

 

 

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The objective of the Alfalfa Information X-Change is to consolidate and organize on-line resources for alfalfa production and utilization.  This site is part of a USDA-NIFA project focusing on the production of high quality alfalfa hay for export from the humid eastern United States.
 
Establishment

Alfalfa The Queen of Forage Crops, University of Kentucky http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/agr/agr76/agr76.pdf 

Alfalfa Germination and Growth, NAFA and UW Extension  https://www.alfalfa.org/pdf/Alf_GerminationGrowth.pdf

Establishing Alfalfa for Forage, University of Arkansas  https://www.uky.edu/Ag/Forage/Alfalfa%20Establishment%20from%20AR%20FSA-15.pdf

Key Practices for Alfalfa Stand Establishment, UC Davis http://alfalfa.ucdavis.edu/+symposium/2012f/files/talks/12CAS-3%20_Putnam_StandEstablishment.pdf 

Forage Establishment: Getting Off to a Good Start, Virginia Tech https://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/418/418-120/418-120.html

 

 

Variety Information

Alfalfa Variety Ratings, 2017, NAFA                           https://www.alfalfa.org/pdf/2017%20NAFA%20Variety%20Leaflet.pdf

Forage Variety Trials, University of Kentucky http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Forage/ForageVarietyTrials2.htm

Ohio Crop Performance Trials, The Ohio State University           https://u.osu.edu/perf/

Forage Variety Trials, Penn State http://extension.psu.edu/plants/crops/forages/species/forage-variety

Forage Variety Trial Results, University of Wisconsin http://fyi.uwex.edu/forages/forage-variety-trial-results/

Forage Variety Testing, Michigan State University https://forage.msu.edu/publications/

Forage yield Trials, Cornell University           https://plbrgen.cals.cornell.edu/research-extension/forage-project/ny-forage-yield-results 
 
   
Fertilization  

Alfalfa Analyst, NAFA                                                         https://www.alfalfa.org/pdf/AlfalfaAnalyst.pdf

Phosphorus and Potassium Fertilization of Alfalfa, Purdue University https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/ay/ay-331-w.pdf

Alfalfa Fertilization, University of Wisconsin              http://learningstore.uwex.edu/assets/pdfs/A2448.pdf

Fertilizer Management in Alfalfa, University of Kentucky        https://www.uky.edu/Ag/Forage/AGR210.pdf

Fertilizing Alfalfa, Penn State                   http://extension.psu.edu/plants/crops/forages/soil-fertility/fertilizing-alfalfa

Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations for Corn, Soybeans, Wheat and Alfalfa, Purdue, OSU, MSU                                   https://www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/forages/publications/ay9-32.htm

Soil Test Recommendations for Virginia, Virginia Tech          http://www.soiltest.vt.edu/content/dam/soiltest_vt_edu/PDF/recommendation-guidebook.pdf

Soil Testing: Alfalfa Group, Penn State                                   http://agsci.psu.edu/aasl/soil-testing/soil-fertility-testing/handbooks/agronomic/recommendations/alfalfa

Harvesting and Utilization

Understanding Forage Quality https://www.alfalfa.org/pdf/understandingforagequality.pdf

Harvest Management of Alfalfa, Penn State http://www.forages.psu.edu/topics/hay_silage/management/alfalfa.html 

Harvesting Alfalfa Hay, University of Arkansas  https://www.uaex.edu/publications/PDF/FSA-2005.pdf 

Harvest Schedule for First Cutting Alfalfa, Michigan State University   http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/harvest_schedule_for_first_cutting_alfalfa

Grazing

Grazing Alfalfa in Pennsylvania, Penn State http://extension.psu.edu/plants/crops/forages/pastures/plants/grazing-alfalfa-in-pennsylvania/extension_publication_file

Grazing Alfalfa, University of Kentucky http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/id/id97/id97.pdf

 

Insects

Alfalfa Analyst, NAFA                            https://www.alfalfa.org/pdf/AlfalfaAnalyst.pdf 

 

Diseases

Alfalfa Analyst, NAFA                             https://www.alfalfa.org/pdf/AlfalfaAnalyst.pdf

Weeds

Assessing Stands

Alfalfa stand assessment: Is this stand good enough to keep?  University of Wisconsin                                                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoJUU1rmCko    (YouTube video)

Alfalfa stand assessment: Is this stand good enough to keep?  University of Wisconsin                                 http://learningstore.uwex.edu/Assets/pdfs/A3620.pdf

 

Marketing and Economics

Alfalfa for Profit, NAFA                           https://www.alfalfa.org/pdf/AlfalfaForProfit.pdf

Alfalfa: The High Quality Hay for Horses, NAFA  https://www.alfalfa.org/pdf/AlfalfaForHorsesRevised.pdf

Hay Reports, USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service https://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/hay-reports

Ohio Enterprise Budgets, OSU                             https://aede.osu.edu/research/osu-farm-management/enterprise-budgets

Alfalfa Budgets, Texas A & M AGRILIFE Extension  http://agecoext.tamu.edu/resources/crop-livestock-budgets/by-commodity/alfalfa/

Alfalfa Establishment and Production Budgets, PSU  http://extension.psu.edu/business/farm/management/financial-management/calculators/agronomic-crop-enterprise-budgets/alfalfa-establishment-and-production

Management Guides

Alfalfa Management Guide, ASA, CSSA, SSSA, Madison, WI https://www.agronomy.org/files/publications/alfalfa-management-guide.pdf

Growing Alfalfa in the South, NAFA, St Paul, MN https://www.alfalfa.org/pdf/alfalfainthesouth.pdf

 

 
Miscellaneous  

Alfalfa, Wildlife and the Environment: The Importance and Benefits of Alfalfa in the 21st Century, NAFA                          https://www.alfalfa.org/pdf/alfalfaenvironment.pdf

Gene Flow in Alfalfa: Biology, Mitigation, and Potential Impact on Production, CAST https://www.alfalfa.org/pdf/GeneFlowinAlfalfa.pdf

 
   
Alfalfa and Forage Resources  

National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance   https://www.alfalfa.org/

American Forage and Grassland Council   http://www.afgc.org/

USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service   https://www.ams.usda.gov/

International Plant Nutrition Institute   http://www.ipni.net/

Team Forage: Alfalfa, University of Wisconsin-Extension  http://fyi.uwex.edu/forage/alfalfa/ 

 

 

 

     

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