Managing Alfalfa Winter Kill

Each year in Wisconsin, alfalfa stands are at risk of being injured or killed by winter conditions. This year winter kill is impacting many farmers in Dodge County and across Wisconsin.

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Cover Crop Establishment Tip Sheets

To help farmers successfully use cover crops, members of the Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil-Healthy Water in collaboration with UW-Extension have written three tip sheets which focus on three different cover crop establishment methods and timings.

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Alfalfa PEAQ Readings May 2018

Determining when to cut first-crop alfalfa is often difficult because alfalfa quality, relative to flowering stage, varies greatly. To help with this dilemma, agronomists at the University of Wisconsin – Madison developed the Predictive Equations for Alfalfa Quality (PEAQ) method which predicts alfalfa’s Relative Feed Value (RFV) at the time of cutting.

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