Factsheets on alfalfa cultivation

  • Alfalfa: The moment of sowing
    Introduce the alfalfa in your production may be due to different reasons, its productivity spread throughout the year in several cuts, its persistence for several years after being implanted, its advantages in mineral contributions to the soil, or many others. But once the decision has been made, some key points must be taken into account… Read more: Alfalfa: The moment of sowing
  • Alfalfa, Improver Species: Ecoregimes
    The alfalfa is an improvement species and this is contemplated in the requirements of the CAP and ecosystems, specifically in the sections of the GAEC7 and the EcoScheme P3:– The BCAM7 / Crop Rotation is what is called Enhanced Cross Compliance and is mandatory. Depending on the farm you can grow 2 or 3 crops,… Read more: Alfalfa, Improver Species: Ecoregimes
  • The importance of alfalfa leaves
    Obtaining higher quality alfalfa bales depends on the good work of everyone involved in the process. From cultivation in the field to transportation and delivery to the customer, everyone plays an important role. Maintaining alfalfa leaves throughout the production process is key to a nutritious end product.Here are some recommendations to achieve it.
  • Timing of alfalfa cutting
    The timing of alfalfa cutting is very important for forage production and quality. Cut before flowering and increase crude protein or cut at full bloom and increase forage quantity?Also the choice of the time of day and even the height of the cut are factors that the farmer weighs in each cut. Here are some… Read more: Timing of alfalfa cutting
  • Alfalfa, a drought-resistant crop
    Water scarcity affects any type of crop and forage crops are not spared, but alfalfa is a crop that withstands water scarcity better than others. In its external appearance we will observe a reduction in the number of leaves as well as shorter stems, its root system will be reduced but its capacity to withstand… Read more: Alfalfa, a drought-resistant crop
  • Alfalfa in production systems -2
    Reasons for introducing alfalfa in production systems -2 The dry matter content of dehydrated alfalfa is normally between 88 and 92%, which is an important parameter in establishing the cost of a forage. In general, the higher the dry matter content, the higher the price of the product because it is the nutrient content that… Read more: Alfalfa in production systems -2
  • Alfalfa in production systems -1
    Reasons for introducing alfalfa into production systems -1 Alfalfa is one of the best options for extensive crop rotation, an excellent precursor to winter cereal and highly profitable.As a perennial and protective plant, it reduces erosion in semi-desert areas and cuts the cycle of wheat and barley diseases.