Assessing Alfalfa Stand Condition in the Spring
by Dr. Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin
As alfalfa comes out of dormancy in the spring we should evaluate stands for condition and yield potential. The earlier we make a determination the more possibilities we have for remedial action. This stand assessment should occur in three parts:
Are individual plants alive?
This assessment can begin as soon as the frost is out of the ground and continue until spring greenup occurs. The pro