Best Management Practices for Stand Establishment
March 18, 2021 • 11:00am CST
Industry specialists talk about techniques for getting your alfalfa stands established and ready for winter survival. Topics include:
- When is the best time to correct your soil before planting alfalfa?
- Optimal planting methods for best alfalfa stand establishment
- Pros and Cons of coated vs uncoated seed?
- Fertility needs for alfalfa stand establishment
- Herbicides to use on your alfalfa stands.
- How to prepare your new seeding for winter survival
- Dr. Don Miller – Alforex Seeds
- Dr. Kim Cassida – MI State University
- Dr. Earl Creech – UT State University
Links to previous episodes
- “How to Pick ‘Em – Variety Selection” or go to our YouTube channel.
- “Forage Quality Parameters in Alfalfa” or go to our YouTube channel.
- “How to Maximize Alfalfa Yield” or go to our YouTube channel.
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: Dr. Earl Creech
Utah State University
Biography: Earl Creech is a Professor and Extension Agronomist at Utah State University. Earl grew up on a family livestock and crop production farm near Logan, Utah and received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from USU before earning his Ph.D. at Purdue University. He spent three years at the University of Nevada, Reno as the Extension Weed Specialist before accepting his current position at USU. In his research and Extension efforts, Earl works to address critical agronomic issues facing farmers and ranchers in Utah and throughout the western U.S.
Name: Dr. Kim Cassida
Extension Forage and Cover Crop Specialist for Michigan State University
Biography: Kim Cassida is the Extension Forage and Cover Crop Specialist for Michigan State University, with degrees from Penn State and the University of Maine. Her extension program focuses on all things forage, and her research program focuses on management of alfalfa, perennial and annual mixtures, and the role of forages and cover crops in improving stability of agroecosystems. In her spare time she raises sheep and trials stock dogs.