Submitted to: Four-State Forage Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/25/2003
Publication Date: 5/1/2003
Citation: Russelle, M.P. 2003. Nutrient management in alfalfa--corn silage rotations. Proceedings of the Four-State Forage Conference. p. 13-19. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Increasing attention to controlling agricultural sources of environmental contaminants makes it imperative that farmers stay informed of regulations and that they comply with these regulations. Nitrogen management was the biggest issue farmers faced for several years, and now P management is in the spotlight. It appears that air quality is next on the horizon. Whole farm nutrient plans, TMDLs, P risk indexes all will affect how, and whether, farmers will do business. By increasing alfalfa acreage, and by managing it and annual crops better, farmers will help reduce the need for increased regulation.