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Alfalfa Management Guide

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CoverNorth Central Regional Publication

Learn how to achieve top yields to maximize profits.   This manual gives a wide range of information about growing alfalfa, including establishment, production and harvest. The publication has numerous color photographs identifying plants and pests as well as numerous tables and graphics. Zone maps are provided to help you make important choices for production in your geographic area.


Insects covered include

  • Alfalfa blotch leafminer
  • Alfalfa weevil
  • Aphids
  • Blister beetle
  • Clover leaf weevil
  • Clover root curculio
  • Grasshoppers
  • Plant bugs
  • Potato leafhoppers
  • Spittlebugs
  • Variegated cutworm

Diseases covered include

  • Anthracnose
  • Aphanomyces root rot
  • Bacterial wilt
  • Common leaf spot
  • Lepto leaf spot
  • Ffusarium wilt
  • Phytophthora root rot
  • Root-lesion nematodes
  • Sclerotinia
  • Spring black stem
  • Summer black stem
  • Verticillium wilt


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