When Should You Rotate an Alfalfa or Alfalfa Grass Mix?

When Should You Rotate an Alfalfa or Alfalfa Grass Mix?

Sally Flis PhD

Sally Flis PhD

Feed and Crop Support Specialist at Dairy One, Ithaca NY
Dairy One is a not-for-profit cooperative with a core DHIA membership of approximately 4500 dairy farmer members throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region.
Sally Flis PhD

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Hopefully the snow is gone from your fields, but even with the best-laid plans last fall, alfalfa and alfalfa grass mix fields should be evaluated as they green up. Winter conditions can have large impacts on the amount of alfalfa present in the field for the following year. Loss of alfalfa in a stand will result in weeds filling in the space and a loss in yield and quality of the forage harvested.
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