The updated 32-page publication, Alfalfa, Wildlife & the Environment, was recently revised using Alfalfa Checkoff funds administered by the National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance. “It’s a good summary of the valuation of alfalfa,” said Craig Sheaffer, a University of Minnesota forage agronomist and one of the publication’s authors. “Alfalfa is the ideal crop to provide economic return as well as environmental benefits and ecosystem services, and we need to publicize this more. Alfalfa is the ultimate regenerative crop, increasing biodiversity, enriching soils, improving watersheds, and enhancing ecosystems.”
The publication can be downloaded here.