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Thursday, April 16, 2015

New bulletin helps growers manage the rotation from alfalfa to corn

Jeff Coulter, University of Minnesota

Crops that follow alfalfa usually benefit from reduced or eliminated nitrogen requirement from fertilizer or manure, increased yield potential compared to following other crops, and reduced pest pressure. A new Extension bulletin describes management practices for alfalfa termination and the two subsequent corn crops that will help growers utilize the benefits of alfalfa: http://z.umn.edu/rotation

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