The New Alfalfa Field— Monday, September 19, 2022

This is the new alfalfa field.  The baby plants are looking GOOD!  This field will NOT be harvested this year.  The protein in brand-new plants is very high and can damage and even kill animals.  Once a killing freeze comes along then all alfalfa is safe for animals to eat.

Next year.  One field is plowed under and a new one is seeded to produce the following year.

One field lasts about three, maybe five years depending on the type of seed and weather and water and weeds.

We Do Not use Round-Up ready alfalfa so our crop is managed the old-fashioned way.

Rotation is the key to good farming and strong crops.  Terry rotates all his crops, it’s healthy for the soil and for the crop itself.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

8 thoughts on “The New Alfalfa Field— Monday, September 19, 2022

  1. After all these years I did not realize that you rotated your alfalfa. I mean, it only makes sense – but crazy me thought they were in the same place… Just glad that alfalfa grows so well on your farm!

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