Alfalfa is one of the highest quality and highest yielding forages. Alfalfa is used for hay, silage or grazing for many types of livestock and grows under a wide range of environmental conditions. A properly established and managed stand of alfalfa can remain productive for 5 to 10 years.
Keys to successful alfalfa establishment include proper soil fertility, variety selection, seedbed preparation and seeder calibration, pest control and stage of maturity at harvest.
Full Publication: University of Arkansas FSA15, ~ Dr. John Jennings