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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Maximize the rotational benefits from alfalfa to corn

by Jeff Coulter, Extension corn specialist

First- and second-year corn following alfalfa usually benefit from increased yield potential, reduced or eliminated nitrogen requirement from fertilizer or manure, and reduced pest pressure. A recent Extension bulletin describes agronomic practices for alfalfa termination and the two subsequent corn crops that help maximize these benefits: http://z.umn.edu/rotation.

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