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Hay there HayTalkers,

I was wondering with roughly 3 cuttings per year, how many tons per acre per cut would you get on IRRIGATED alfalfa. I know that there is a lot of variables, weather being a big one, but I was just curious. Any help and info would be greatly appreciated guys thanks.
 

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With good soil and adequate fertility and a good stand, 2+ ton per acre per cutting is certainly achievable. We did close to 10tpa on 4 cuts this year on a stand in it's second year of production.

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Irrigated, well fertilized, good alfalfa soil and a good cutting schedule, my guess in your area would be 8+ tons, if you are lackadaisical 4-5 tons. The biggest but would be are you going for quantity or quality? Because you can very easily sacrifice one for the other with alfalfa.

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Is that in toltal or per cut??
Total for season. I cut 3-4 times, you maybe able to do that or more (length of growing season in YOUR area).

Larry
 
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