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Synonyms for alfalfa

important European leguminous forage plant with trifoliate leaves and blue-violet flowers grown widely as a pasture and hay crop

leguminous plant grown for hay or forage

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Mark Grewal, president and chief executive officer of S&W Seed, commented, "S&W's proprietary alfalfa seed varieties are ideally suited to the climates and soil types in the Middle East and Africa.
Founded in 1980 and headquartered in the Central Valley of California, S&W Seed Company is a leading producer of warm climate, high yield alfalfa seed varieties, including varieties that can thrive in poor, saline soils, as verified over decades of university-sponsored trials.
Editors can also stop by for the latest news on Monsanto trait technologies--YieldGard Corn Borer, YieldGard Rootworm, YieldGard Plus, YieldGard Plus with Roundup Ready Corn 2, Roundup Ready Corn 2, Roundup Ready Alfalfa, Bollgard II and Roundup Ready Flex cotton.
Schuman is talking about a yellow-flowering subspecies of alfalfa, Medicago sativa ssp.
I interseeded it, meaning I placed the alfalfa among my existing shrubs and grasses to increase forage production and palatability," he says.
Alfalfa has long been known as a high-protein feed source for cattle.
So it should be no surprise that alfalfa is still pioneering today.
Alfalfa may also be grown as a renewable replacement resource for other petroleum-based products, such as plastics and nitrogen fertilizer.
Paul, Minnesota, is devoted to "putting more alfalfa on the landscape," she says.
S&W Seed Company, founded in 1980, is a leader in warm climate alfalfa seed varieties, including varieties that can thrive in poor, saline soils.
Alfalfa is called Queen of the Forages because of the many nutritional benefits it offers dairy cows and other farm animals.
At the Soybean and Alfalfa Research Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, geneticist Gary R.
And it bodes well for breeders looking to incorporate new traits from wild species into cultivated alfalfa, which is valued at $6.
Concurrent alfalfa management sessions on the first day will address irrigation management and alfalfa as a grazing crop.
Concurrent alfalfa production sessions will provide the latest information on fertility and pest control, and finally, a panel of innovative growers will discuss how they market their hay products.