Establishment of Alfalfa in Wide-Row Corn1
- Milo B. Tesar2
Drilling and packing alfalfa seed in a band over fertilizer in corn rows 60 or 80 inches wide resulted in alfalfa stands and yields not significantly different from those produced by seedings made in oats. Packing after drilling resulted in stands 28 to 109% better than stands established without packing in the three years of tests. Data indicate that seedings will be more difficult to establish in corn than in oats in dry summers or drier portions of the corn belt. An apparent disadvantage is that seedings fail to establish in the area immediately adjacent to the corn rows.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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