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On Deep Soils - Irrigating Alfalfa for Seed Production

Kolar, John J. and Kohl, Robert A. (1976) On Deep Soils - Irrigating Alfalfa for Seed Production. University of Idaho Current Information Series No. 357. University of Idaho College of Agriculture. 3 pp.

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Growers have found water management to be an important
key to successful alfalfa seed production. If a seed
crop is irrigated with as much water as a hay crop, seed
yields are usually reduced since the physiological processes
necessary for optimum flowering, seed set and development
are not stimulated. Inadequate water or delayed
irrigation also result in lowered yield. General irrigation
guidelines developed from past research and grower's experience
are available, but efforts to specify optimum soil
moisture levels for various soils to maximize seed yields
have not been successful.

Item Type: Technical Bulletin
NWISRL Publication Number: 0368
Subjects: Irrigated crops > Alfalfa
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Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:58
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2016 15:24
Item ID: 1159