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Matthew Dixon

Managing Frost Damaged Alfalfa Stands
3/19/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Matthew Dixon, Jimmy Henning,
 Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
 Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes

Wide fluctuations in springtime temperature are common in Kentucky. Late freezing temperatures in the spring can cause damage to alfalfa depending on how far along it is in breaking dormancy. This publication provides information on the effect of low spring temperatures on both established and new alfalfa stands that have begun growth, as well as a method of predicting sensitivity to late frosts or freezes.

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