Our friends at Winfield United and Croplan are sharing their top tips for planting alfalfa and setting your crop up for success when it comes time to harvest. Get a jumpstart on 2024 yield goals by planting late summer. Summer seeded alfalfa offers many benefits such as a yield advantage in 1st production year as compared to spring seeding and reduced disease pressure at establishment, as warmer and drier soils in summer have less disease pressure.

6 Tips for Successfully Seeding Your Alfalfa Fields

  1. Perform a soil test.
  2. Choose smart seeding dates.
  3. Control seeding depth.
  4. Check herbicide carryover.
  5. Control weeds.
  6. Try a new variety.

Click here to read the full blog by Winfield United or watch this video from National Alfalfa Agronomist, Randy Welch.

Questions? Contact your local Mercer Landmark Crop Production Advisor.