Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/312595
Title:
Renovating Alfalfa Stands in Arizona
Author:
Loper, Shawna; Ottman, Mike
Affiliation:
Area Extension Agent, Agriculture; School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona
Publisher:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
Feb-2014
Description:
2 pp.
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/312595
Abstract:
Introduction: Alfalfa is an important crop grown in Arizona with approximately 250,000 acres in production in 2011 and 2012 and 260,000 acres for 2013 (USDA, NASS 2013). A typical yield for Arizona alfalfa growers is approximately 8.2 tons per acre (USDA, NASS). In central Arizona where fields are irrigated, harvest typically starts in March and lasts until November, with majority of production occurring from March to mid-July. Central Arizona producers will typically keep stands for three to four years before rotating. Older alfalfa stands age and thin and will eventually decline in plant density and yield (Figure 1). Producers often wish to improve their stands by reseeding after a failed seeding, thinning, or summer scalding.
Type:
text; Pamphlet
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
alfalfa
Series/Report no.:
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1608

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLoper, Shawnaen_US
dc.contributor.authorOttman, Mikeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-11T01:49:56Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-11T01:49:56Z-
dc.date.issued2014-02-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/312595-
dc.description2 pp.en_US
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Alfalfa is an important crop grown in Arizona with approximately 250,000 acres in production in 2011 and 2012 and 260,000 acres for 2013 (USDA, NASS 2013). A typical yield for Arizona alfalfa growers is approximately 8.2 tons per acre (USDA, NASS). In central Arizona where fields are irrigated, harvest typically starts in March and lasts until November, with majority of production occurring from March to mid-July. Central Arizona producers will typically keep stands for three to four years before rotating. Older alfalfa stands age and thin and will eventually decline in plant density and yield (Figure 1). Producers often wish to improve their stands by reseeding after a failed seeding, thinning, or summer scalding.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1608en_US
dc.subjectalfalfaen_US
dc.titleRenovating Alfalfa Stands in Arizonaen_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typePamphleten_US
dc.contributor.departmentArea Extension Agent, Agricultureen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Plant Sciences, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.calsAZ1608-2014-
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