Yesterday's Tractor Co. Affordable Parts, Just in Time
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Classified Ads
Photo Ads

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
TractorLinks.com
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Enter your email address to receive our newsletter!

subscribe
unsubscribe
  
Using Your Tractor & Crop Talk

Discussion Board - Re: ALFALFA AFTER ALFALFA

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
Paul

08-11-2014 06:54:40
70.197.193.250



Report to Moderator

It might work, but the odds are against it.

The research on it shows if any alfalfa plants are present, they need to be dead, and then wait 3 months of good growing weather before replanting alfalfa seed. A growing alfalfa plant over a year old is putting out toxins up to 2 feet around it that suppress new alfalfa seedlings.

Most would plant a grass crop in between to use up the N you get for free in the ground, like corn, but technically you could kill the alfalfa after first cutting, then come back in early fall and reseed to alfalfa.

A person can get lucky and have it work out inter seeding or waiting only 2 weeks, but that will be the exception, not the rule. It works just often enough that a friend has had a friend hear of it working so it must be ok right?

If it works, likely your old alfalfa was dormant from a long drought and allowed the toxins to break down, and the old alfalfa was not actively growing to put new toxins in the ground for several months. Then you need to get lucky and have a good rain after you seed to grow the new seeds. All in all a very risky thing to try, with how expensive alfalfa seed is.

Most times he will get the same patchy poor stand he has right now.

Paul

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
Paul

08-11-2014 07:04:31
70.197.193.250



Report to Moderator
 Re: ALFALFA AFTER ALFALFA in reply to Paul, 08-11-2014 06:54:40  
Here is a bit more about it:

http://m.hayandforage.com/mag/farming_alfalfa_alfalfa_alfalfa

The keys to making it work are a dry environment, and not having any leaves on the ground.

Works in a very efficient SW dry climate alfalfa operation, doesn't work in a typical wetter climate with less efficient harvesting with leaf loss.....

Paul

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]

Home  |  Forums


Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters