Cutting management of alfalfa to enhance N contributions

Dr. Craig Sheaffer, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics

Project Description:
These trials are designed to determine the yield and fertility impacts of corn following
alfalfa when the alfalfa is not cut, cut and harvested three, two and once, or cut and not harvested several times. An additional part of this research is to determine the same impacts from one, two or three year old stands of alfalfa.

Other key personnel: Deborah Allen, John Lamb
Funding: USDA

Annual legumes to supply nitrogen

Dr. Craig Sheaffer, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics

Project Description:
This research is evaluating the use of one-year of annual alfalfa and red clover to supply
N for a subsequent corn crop.

Key personnel: Deborah Allen, John Lamb
Funding: USDA

Alternative Crops After Corn and Soybean

Dr. Craig Sheaffer, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics
sheaf001@umn.edu

Project Description: Exploring various alternative crop rotations to follow a corn crop and a soybean crop. The rotation crops include Amaranth, Buckwheat, Dry Bean, Field Pea, Flax, Spring Wheat, Sorghum and Sunflower.

Key personnel: Don Wyse
Funding: USDA

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