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2014-03-13 23:01:55

Long-term gypsum users report more than 5:1 or higher returns for every dollar worth of gypsum applied to alfalfa and 2:1 or higher for corn. Yield, sulfur availability and soil quality improvements were top three reasons cited for gypsum use in study findings. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 A rigorous new study conducted by two highly respected agricultural economists brings to light the top reasons that crop growers apply gypsum to cropland. The study cites increased yields,...

Drifting Herbicides Can Cause Unintended Effects
2014-02-11 14:52:42

Penn State Farmers should take extra precautions so drifting herbicides do not create unintended consequences on neighboring fields and farms, according to agricultural researchers. The researchers found a range of effects -- positive, neutral and negative -- when they sprayed the herbicide dicamba on old fields -- ones that are no longer used for cultivation -- and on field edges, according to J. Franklin Egan, research ecologist, USDA-Agricultural Research Service. He said the effects...

2014-02-10 08:30:46

Company will be exhibiting at Booth #6615 in the Farm Credit Dairy Center FIVE POINTS, Calif., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW), the world's largest producer of non-dormant, alfalfa seed varieties, with production in the San Joaquin and Imperial Valley's of California, as well as in South Australia, today announced that the Company will be exhibiting at the 47th annual World Ag Expo 2014 at Booth #6615 in the Farm Credit Dairy Center. Mark Grewal, chief...

2014-02-03 08:21:47

Company does not expect a material negative impact on 2014 harvest FIVE POINTS, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW), is the world's largest producer of non-dormant, alfalfa seed varieties. S&W produces alfalfa seed in the San Joaquin and Imperial Valley's of California, as well as in South Australia. As of today, it does not appear to S&W that drought conditions in California will have a material negative impact on the Company's calendar...

2013-11-19 08:22:05

WALNUT, Calif., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced new laboratory test results on Giant King(TM) Grass as animal feed. The Giant King Grass was harvested at the VIASPACE nursery in California and the tests were conducted by Dairy One in Ithaca, New York, one of the world's premier forage testing laboratories. Young Giant King Grass first harvested on November 11, 2013 at a height of 3 to 4 feet tall had a crude protein (CP) level of 19.5% of...

2013-11-11 16:21:15

FIVE POINTS, Calif., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The November 2013 issue of Hay & Forage Grower, distributed November 10, 2013, included an article titled "Weather Tightens Alfalfa Seed Supply" which discusses weather issues that have impacted seed production and inventory levels in the non-dormant alfalfa seed market, possibly resulting in a below normal supply of alfalfa seed in 2014. The article was based on interviews of industry executives from several alfalfa seed...

What Cattle Eat Affects Their Weight And Tastiness Of The Meat
2013-09-19 11:21:25

Clemson University Cattle are what they eat. The forage — grasses and other plants ­— beef cattle eat affects the nutrition and tastiness of the meat. Clemson University animal science researchers report that steers grazing on one of five forages kept in paddocks showed significant differences in growth, carcass and meat quality. The research can help cattle producers with alternatives to corn and feed when they are looking to add weight and value to their animals prior to sale....

2013-07-17 23:00:30

TrustedConsumerReview is pleased to announce EasyGreen as the best Alfalfa retailer online. (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 TrustedConsumerReview is pleased to announce EasyGreen.com, as the best online retailer of Alfalfa sprouts. Alfalfa has been extensively studied as being one of the richest mineral foods. Its minerals are balanced for better absorption. This sprout has estrogen-like properties and can help to balance the estrogen levels. Consumers who have bought Alfalfa have reported being...

2013-07-15 08:28:20

FIVE POINTS, Calif., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) today announced the planned initiation of alfalfa hay trials for five dormant alfalfa varieties in the People's Republic of China (PRC). The PRC trials are part of S&W's continuing effort to expand the worldwide markets for its proprietary alfalfa seed varieties. The alfalfa hay trials will be conducted at four different sites in the PRC, using varieties recently acquired and internally...

2013-07-09 08:30:31

FIVE POINTS, Calif., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) today announced the initiation of its dormant alfalfa seed production program with the planting of production acreage in Manitoba, Canada. This marks the company's first planting of production acres of its "dormant" alfalfa seed varieties, which is suited for cooler climates such as the northern United States, Canada, Europe and China. The expansion into the dormant alfalfa seed space opens up a...


Latest Alfalfa Reference Libraries

Fodder
2013-05-18 07:51:02

Fodder is a term used in reference to the feed cut, sometimes prepared, and brought to domesticated farm animals such as cows, goats and pigs. Some fodder is prepared using oils and mixed rations that are mixed in with several different types of sprouted grain and legumes such as alfalfa, clover, corn, and several different types of grass. In the countries that allow it, fodder can also consist of animal origins such as ruminant meat and bone meal, typically found in cattle feed. The USDA,...

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