While we typically evaluate alfalfa stands in late April and early May, this has been a slowly developing growing season in most parts of the state. Most decisions have been made as to the keeping or destroying of individual alfalfa fields based on stand and yield potential for the upcoming year. However, there is still information to be gathered to identify production problems and causes.
NCR547 North Central Regional Extension Publication
This publication is a comprehensive reference guide covering alfalfa establishment, production and harvest. Learn how to achieve top yields to maximize profits. Topics include formulas for determining the risk or success of reseeding alfalfa within a year, pest management recommendations, irrigation, and much more.
One of the great utilities of using the internet is accessing production management resources. Many extension services make available several production guides that make for quick reference on pesticide recommendations.
Since its discovery in North America, each season’s experience with Soybean rust has been different. At the conclusion of the 2007 season, soybean rust was detected as field infections farther north and west, reaching Iowa in September and its first field infection reported on Sept 28.
The University of Minnesota's Plant Disease Clinic provides prompt, accurate information on plant diseases for commercial growers in Minnesota.