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Research Project: Genetic Improvement and Cropping Systems of Alfalfa for Livestock Utilization, Environmental Protection and Soil Health

Location: Plant Science Research

Title: Alfalfa-bermundagrass management guide

item TUCKER, JENNIFER - University Of Georgia
item MULLENIX, KIM - Auburn University
item SILVA, LILIANE - Auburn University
item PREVATT, CHRIST - University Of Florida
item Samac, Deborah - Debby
item KEISHEIMER, KATELYN - Auburn University
item TOMASO-PETERSON, MARIA - Mississippi State University

Submitted to: Electronic Publication
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/15/2021
Publication Date: 1/6/2022
Citation: Tucker, J., Mullenix, K., Silva, L., Prevatt, C., Samac, D.A., Keisheimer, K., Tomaso-Peterson, M. 2022. Alfalfa-bermundagrass management guide[serial online]. National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance, St. Paul, MN. Available:

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The incorporation of alfalfa into grass pastures improves forage production and quality and decreases the reliance on commercial nitrogen fertilizer. This guide provides information on establishment, management, pest insects, plant diseases and economics of alfalfa-bermudagrass systems across the “Bermudagrass Belt”, a region that spans from coast to coast, encompassing the entire southern portion of the United States and much of the transition zone.