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Non-Dormant Alfalfa - Nitrocoated Seed (Lb) - SCL016

Pasture Troubleshooting

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Pasture Management

Pasture Management

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Good for Pasture or Hay in Mild Winter Regions

Medicago sativa Perennial legume cover crop.

Low desert areas of the West, San Joaquin Valley in California and Southern Texas and Gulf coast states. Zones 9-11. Popular hay plant great for cover cropping on fertile soils (alfalfas do not like acidic soils) with fair to good drainage.

  • Application Rate: 0.5-1 lb/1000 sq ft or 25 lb/acre
  • Inoculant: None needed, seed is nitrocoated
  • Germination: 5-10 Days
  • Plant Height: 18-24"
  • Uses: Beneficial insect habitat, bee forage, brings subsurface minerals to the surface, hay, pasture, green manure.
  • Facts to Note: Plant shallowly in early fall or spring. Can fix 200 lb Nitrogen/acre if given adequate Phosphorus, Calcium, and Sulfur. Yields up to 10 tons of organic matter per acre. Suitable for 3-5 year rotations. Requires summer irrigation and produce the most growth in warm weather.

Note to Certified Organic Growers: This is conventional seed, but all seeds are coated with Nitro-Coat Organic, which is an OMRI listed coating. This coating uses all organic ingredients: the proper rhizobacteria, a Calcium Carbonate coating that is naturally water absorbing to speed seed germination, and an OMRI listed organic adhesive.

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November 5, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
The basics of pasture management are covered in our video Pasture Management, and Tricia troubleshoots some pasture management problems in another informative video. You can’t have a pasture without… read more »
October 22, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Two great tools for understanding your soil—from the USDA and Peaceful Valley The combination of the USDA Web Soil Survey and soil tests from Peaceful Valley give you extensive information about… read more »
October 22, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Tricia introduces us to the basic concepts of pasture management in our video, and she runs through the strategies and benefits of MIRG (managed intensive rotational grazing). MIRG calls for moving livestock… read more »