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Alfalfa Management in Western North Dakota

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dc.contributor.author Williams, Dean
dc.contributor.author Nyren, Paul
dc.contributor.author Conlon, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Goetz, Harold
dc.rights North Dakota State University en
dc.title Alfalfa Management in Western North Dakota en
dc.type Article en
dc.source ND Farm Research: Vol. 35, No.5, p. 21-24 en
dc.description Alfalfa is considered to be the single most important forage crop for hay in North Dakota. Proper management for optimizing maximum yields and stand maintenance must consider the time of cutting. frequency, rainfall. and stage of bloom. This study showed the best performance in terms of yield to be a near mid June and early August harvest. An additional later harvest did not add substantially to the yields. A full bloom harvest first cutting followed by an October second harvest resulted in high yields. but quality of forage was greatly reduced. Overall performance of the alfalfa is highly dependent upon amounts and timing of rainfall. en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-16T00:12:52Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-16T00:12:52Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06-16T00:12:52Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/4869
dc.date 1978 en
dc.subject Alfalfa en

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