Do you know if your soil is saline, alkaline, or alkali?
Knowing the level of salt and the pH of your soil is key in managing your alfalfa fields for maximum profits. Soil test sent to a lab or an EC meter can help you track the levels in your soil and is a critical first stem to managing salinity.
The video below outlines salinity tolerance levels in alfalfa and other species, the source of salinity in soils, improvements in alfalfa genetics, soil amendments to improve soil quality, and success stories of marginal land brought back into production.
Salinity Management Guide
- Alfalfa Production and the Interaction between Drought and Soil Salinity
- Improved Salt-Tolerant Alfalfa
- Why alfalfa may be a solution for marginal soils: Casey France – Alfalfa U 2021