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Monday, September 14, 2015

Agronomic Practices to Optimize the Rotational Benefits from Alfalfa to Corn

Jeff Coulter, Extension Corn Specialist

Corn 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 recent Extension bulletin describes agronomic practices for alfalfa termination and the two subsequent corn crops that help utilize the benefits of alfalfa: http://z.umn.edu/rotation.

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