Extra Moisture Boosts Alfalfa
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Aug 25, 2014 07:13 AM CDT

DAVENPORT, Neb. (DTN) -- While early season rains were a blessing to alfalfa growers in some drought-stricken areas, the precip presented some challenges with wet conditions for early cuttings in other areas.

In areas such as west Texas and eastern New Mexico, alfalfa growers have had the first dryness relief for the past three years, according to Calvin Trostle, associate professor and extension agronomist at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Texas A&M University.

With improved precipitation, alfalfa crops in those areas are in much better condition and with better yields this year compared to 2011 through 2013, ...

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