Managing alfalfa on saline soils
Alfalfa is known for its moderate salinity tolerance, but irrigation and other common practices have driven many varieties past their salinity thresholds, and that costs valuable yield.
Once a salinity problem is identified in the soil or the irrigation water, you have several options to address it. A combination of improved genetics, soil amendments or salt management practices can be implemented. Improved salt-tolerant alfalfa varieties, like Hi-Gest® 660, PGI 908S, AFX 960, CISCO II, AFX 1060 and Rugged raise the salinity threshold over unimproved varieties to maximize seasonal yield. Find out more about improved salt-tolerant alfalfa hereHi-Salt Salinity Tolerant Alfalfa.
To learn more about managing alfalfa on saline soils, talk to your dealer or call 877-560-5181 to set up an appointment with our agronomists for your free soil salinity test or download our free guide, Alfalfa Management for Saline Soils.
To read more about saline soils read, Salinity Management – Soil and Cropping Systems Strategies, from UC Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County
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