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Alfalfa and Potassium Fertilization: What You Need to Know

Potassium (K) fertilization is important for high yields in forage crops such as alfalfa. While K fertilizer has historically been cheap compared to the other major macronutrients, supplying removal rates to alfalfa annually can result in a significant expense to alfalfa producers. Research from the University of Minnesota clarifies when it makes sense to apply K, when it doesn't, and what factors to keep in mind.
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New Hesston Swather Gets Twice as Much Done

Ethan Neises, who no-tills 2,600 acres of crops and hay with his father, Ron, near Belle Plaine, Kan., talks about their switch to a Hesston WR9760 swather with RazorBar technology and how it helped them double their alfalfa production per hour over the previous Hesston model with a sickle head.
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