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#392148 - 09/11/07 04:24 PM Want to plant alfalfa
Dapper
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I believe I'm going to try some alfalfa. Any suggestions for a successful alfalfa plot? Seems I've heard it takes some special care or prep. Anyone tried it in northeast Tn?
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#392161 - 09/11/07 04:40 PM Re: Want to plant alfalfa [Re: Dapper]
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Good luck....Pray for rain and have a sprayer ready...And remember, Alfalfa will put a toxin the ground that won't allow much of anything to grow for a while if you decide to change next year.

Or so my buddy in Nebraska tells me.
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#392247 - 09/11/07 05:47 PM Re: Want to plant alfalfa [Re: AlabamaSwamper]
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I planted it this spring, the drought set it back but did not kill it., You need close to 7 ph. Mine is bouncing back now,with all the rain we got the past 5 days. Good luck. You will have to deal with weeds and grass but who don't.
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#392279 - 09/11/07 06:14 PM Re: Want to plant alfalfa [Re: Foggy54]
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PH level MUST be between 6.7 to 7.0 and must have the exact amount of fertilizer recommended from a soil test for a feild going into alfalfa. It must be maintained by spraying and cutting ,. and you must hold the ph level at all times.

Imperial alfa-rack plus is extremely hard to beat if you want alfalfa and can grow it and maintain it.
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#392365 - 09/11/07 07:27 PM Re: Want to plant alfalfa [Re: deerchaser007]
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 Originally Posted By: deerchaser007
PH level MUST be between 6.7 to 7.0 and must have the exact amount of fertilizer recommended from a soil test for a feild going into alfalfa. It must be maintained by spraying and cutting ,. and you must hold the ph level at all times.

Imperial alfa-rack plus is extremely hard to beat if you want alfalfa and can grow it and maintain it.


Thats what I planted, only down side is with the chickory in the mix you can't spray for broadleaf weeds. Have to control by mowing best you can.
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#393516 - 09/12/07 12:29 PM Re: Want to plant alfalfa [Re: Foggy54]
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I may be wrong, but don't they make a round up ready version?
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