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Published March 30, 2008, 12:00 AM

Ag Matters column: Include grasses with your alfalfa seeding

Including grasses in your new alfalfa seeding is worth considering. Years ago, mixing grasses with alfalfa was standard practice, whether seeding an oat companion crop and/or including timothy or smooth bromegrass with the under-sown alfalfa. This practice lost favor for a time, but recent developments in forage testing and some frustrations with alfalfa winter injury have helped restore the respect that grasses, somewhat unfairly, lost.

By: by Jim Stordahl, Clearwater/Polk Extension?, DL-Online

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