Fertilizing Alfalfa for Profit

Publication Year:
2000
Usage 64
Downloads 64
Repository URL:
https://uknowledge.uky.edu/ky_alfalfa/2000/Session/3
Author(s):
Rasnake, Monroe; Isaacs, Steven G.
Tags:
Plant Sciences; Soil Science
artifact description
Alfalfa has the potential for producing high yields of high quality forage with good management. A key component of good management is supplying plant nutrients in adequate quantities and proper balance. In Kentucky, this requires fertilizing soils with agricultural limestone, commercial fertilizers and/or animal manures. Good soil fertility is necessary for alfalfa stand establishment, high yields and long stand life.