By Dave Robison, Alfalfa Product Manager, Legacy Seeds, Inc.
While many producers prefer spring seeded alfalfa, certain soil types or excessive spring rainfall may cause Midwestern producers to postpone spring planting alfalfa. Instead of waiting until the next spring to plant, many farmers in these areas have success by sowing their alfalfa in the late summer. There are many benefits that late-summer seeding alfalfa brings to the producer. Along with these benefits, there are also risks to manage to ensure successful planting. Both the benefits and risks are listed below.
Logan, Utah – David Huset, Director of Forage Research for Legacy Seeds, Inc. (Scandinavia, WI) was recently awarded the prestigious Honorary Membership by the North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference (NAAIC) at their 46th biennial Conference in Logan, Utah. NAAIC recognizes select nominated individuals for outstanding contributions to alfalfa improvement during their career.
From day one, Legacy Seeds kept their goal simple. “We deliver outstanding performance with a personal touch,” says company owner and president Bruce Ceranske. “We offer seed that yields both bushels and profits for our farmers. Our experience has proven that what works for the grower, works for our business, too.”