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Saturday, January 19, 2019


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1113. Buffum, B.C.. 1900. Alfalfa as a fertilizer and soil improver.. WY Agr. Expt. Sta. Bulletin 44.
Five years of alfalfa in the rotation increased the yield of the following crops by 65, 108, and 55% for spring wheat, oats, and potatoes respectively.

2946. Idaho Agr. Expt. Sta.. 1936. Annual Report. Id Agr. Expt. Sta. Bull #220.
W-P-Alf vs. W-P rotations; peas with alfalfa outyielded peas W-P by 28%; plants were 3" taller; screened 10 Alaska varieties. Gypsum still the best fertilizer for alfalfa.

6203. Sheaffer, C.C., D.K. Barnes, and G.H. Heichel. 1989. Annual alfalfa in crop rotations.. Minnesota Agr. Expt. Sta. Bull. #588.
This bulletin presents results from 10 years of research on the use of annual alfalfas in the upper Midwest. Research shows that including an annual alfalfa for seeding year production of forage and nitrogen in rotations can increase grain yield and economic returns from subsequent crops, through N and non-N rotation effects. Discusses a new nondormant alfalfa variety, Nitro.

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