How to Maximize Alfalfa Yield
February 4, 2021 • 11:00am CST
Tune in as industry specialists talk about tips and techniques for getting the best yield out of your alfalfa acres. Some topics we’ll discuss include:
- Advantages of a “high yield” variety
- Managing fast recovery of high yield varieties
- What pest resistance can do for your yield
- Timing of harvest to minimize yield loss from wheel traffic
- Fertilizing and timing for maximum yield
- Dr. Don Miller – Director of Product Development, Alforex Seeds
- Steve Norberg – Washington State University
- Glenn Shewmaker – Professor Emeritus, Forage Specialist for the University of Idaho
Questions and comments are welcome during the webinar.
Links to previous episodes
Biographies for our Speakers:
Name: Dr. Donald R. Miller
Director of Product Development Alforex Seeds
Biography: Don is currently the Director of Product Development for Alforex Seeds and is based out of Nampa Idaho. During his forty year career in the public and private industry, Dr. Miller has authored or co-authored numerous agricultural publications and conducted 300 plus training seminars for Universities and Grower organizations. Dr. Miller has developed or co-developed 150 alfalfa , 6 red clover and one Teff grass variety during his plant breeding career. For the last 5 years he has been featured as the alfalfa “Ask the Alfalfa Expert” on a popular Midwest Radio Program. His most recent activities has been in the introduction of Hi-Salt®, Hi-Ton® and Hi-Gest® alfalfa technologies; and their adaption by progressive growers all across the U.S.
Name: Steve Norberg
Washington State University
Biography: Steve Norberg is the Agriculture Extension Regional Specialist for Adams, Benton, Franklin, and Grant Counties providing Columbia Basin producers guidance with issues related to forage and irrigated cropping systems.
Name: Glenn Shewmaker
Professor Emeritus, Forage Specialist for the University of Idaho
Biography: Glenn is professor emeritus, former extension forage specialist with the University of Idaho located at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center. Glenn received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Animal Science from the University of Idaho and his Ph.D. in Range Science with emphasis in plant ecophysiology from Utah State University. Raised on an irrigated row-crop and forage farm near Kimberly, Idaho, Glenn is still involved with the family’s farm producing alfalfa hay and other forages. Forages support the farm’s beef cow/calf operation on irrigated pasture in southern Idaho and rangeland in northeastern Nevada.
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