Alfalfa Variety Evaluation Project Started

A collaborative Alfalfa Variety Evaluation project led by Dr. Doug Shoup, Kansas State University Research and Extension, and Jill Zimmerman, Cowley County Extension, along with support from the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council, W-L Alfalfa, Dairyland Seed, Dow, Forage Genetics, Kaufman Seeds, America’s Alfalfa, Sharp Brothers Seed, and SDK Labs has been established at the Roger Black farm in Cowley County.

“It’s vital that alfalfa producers have the most current and unbiased performance information regarding alfalfa varieties, said Dr. Shoup. Annually, both yield and quality data will be collected including neutral detergent fiber (NDF), acid detergent fiber (ADF), total digestible nutrients (TDN) and Relative Feed Value.

“We’d like to thank Dr. Shoup and Ms. Zimmerman for putting this trial together, along with all of the contributing businesses and the dues paying members of the Kansas Forage and Grasslands Council, whose dollars are assisting in funding this project, said Roger Black, President of the KSFGC and collaborating farmer.

You can read more about the variety trial at the KSFGC website, where updates and additional information is posted.

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