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Alfalfa interseeded with Bermuda anyone?
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:24 PM
I have toyed with the idea of trying to grow some alfalfa. I am in Alabama and have been told our soil would not make it worth while. I believe with us always needing to add lime, my soil would still be on the acidic side for alfalfa.
Does alfalfa need alkaline soil?
Is alfalfa normally seeded in the fall of the year?
I will admit my alfalfa ignorance up front.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:38 PM
Alfalfa needs a PH of 6.8-7.0
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 01:53 PM
I just picked up a nice field of Bahaia.
Since both Bahaia and Bermuda's are warm season grasses and Alfalfa is a cool season legume, would they mix?
It seems both Bermuda and Bahaia would choke out the Alfalfa during the summer.
How often would the alfalfa need reseeding?
Posted 30 June 2012 - 04:17 PM
Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:17 PM
Alfalfa row spacings were 9, 18, 27, and 36 inches with the seeding rate adjusted accordingly. Resulting data are published in the following web site for your further study. Once the web site is open, follow the steps outlined below the link.
Click on pastures, forages, and soils
Click on AgriLife Article Search Database
Click on Keyword
Click on Alfalfa
This will bring up 71 articles from our work on alfalfa for your reading enjoyment.
This research included evaluating grazing trials and results of those studies also should be in that database.
To learn how to select Coastal Plain soils for successful alfalfa production, click on the following web site, also from research done by soil scientists at Texas A&M- Overton:
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:12 PM
It's like if you need soil test results in a hurry, why didn't you submit the samples for analysis several weeks ago...apply the dolomitic limestone much earlier than when you need to have the pH adjusted for the crop to be planted.
Some of the coarser calcitic limestones are also slow to react to change pH. Effective Calcium Carbonate Equivalence (ECCE) is a term that combines limestone particle size and calcium carbonate equivalence, or CCE, (neutralizing value) to determine the reactivity of a limestone. A coarse ground limestone with a CCE of 100% will be much slower reacting than a fine limestone with the same CCE. Limestone particles coarser than 8 mesh are relatively ineffective for neutralizing soil acidity. Increasing smaller limestone particles become increasingly more reactive, dissolving more rapidly, and raising soil pH much quicker and to a higher value. Because the finer limestone raises pH to a higher level, the duration of the pH change will last longer.
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