"When the stands get cut too late in the fall, typically growers will see more winter-kill resulting in a thinner spring stand," Brinkman says. "If growers decide to cut, they should leave at least 6 to 8 inches of stubble."
Before planting and during the beginning stages of alfalfa growth, growers should scout for potential insect infestations.
When making purchasing decisions, growers also need to be aware of how much pure, live seed is in the bag. The bags can contain large amounts of coatings and other inert matter, adding additional pounds to the bag that are not actual seed.
For more information on Pioneer brand alfalfa varieties, contact your local Pioneer sales professional or visit: http://www.pioneer.com/home/site/us/products/alfalfa/
Source: Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business