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Fall harvesting alfalfa

Paul Peterson, Extension Forage Agronomist

August 15, 2008

If you've never fall-harvested alfalfa before, this may be the year to give it a try. High-quality forage supplies are short due to various weather challenges, so the economic value of high-quality forage remains high, especially in light of high grain and fuel costs. Late summer into fall usually provides favorable growing conditions for alfalfa growth, so harvesting that growth should be considered. Let's review a few factors to consider with fall harvesting.

For more information on forages, visit the University of Minnesota Forage web site at www.extension.umn.edu/forages/.

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