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Fertilizer requirements of irrigated alfalfa

Description

Ensuring soil fertility levels are adequate is a major factor to consider when growing irrigated alfalfa in southern Alberta. Irrigated alfalfa will produce 5 to 6 tons of dry matter per acre if it receives sufficient amounts of water and nutrients. Climate, soil type and management will all affect the yield a producer can expect from an alfalfa crop. Alfalfa has a high demand for nutrients compared to other crops.

Updated

April 1, 2001

Tags
alfalfa fertilizers irrigation irrigation water requirements

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

4 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

Contributor

McKenzie, Ross

Contributor

McKenzie, R. Colin

Place of Publication

Lethbridge

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

1992-01-01

Date Added

2016-01-13T21:59:58.394847

Date Modified

2001-04-01

Date Issued

1992-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

561-18

NEOS catalogue key

2473227

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca