Phosphorus Fertility of Alfalfa Hay Stands in Southwest Saskatchewan

Alfalfa based forage stands in SW Saskatchewan are usually established with the intent of harvesting for five or more years. This study was initiated to evaluate the response of alfalfa to P fertilizer additions either once at the start of the study, or applied annually.

IPNI-2002-CAN-SK34

Alfalfa grown alone, or in mixtures with grasses, is a common feed source for beef cattle producers in the semiarid region of western Canada. These forage stands are usually established with the intent of harvesting for five or more years. In general, very few of these forage lands are fertilized, as decisions regarding production are based on stand and yield decline. Read more


Year of initiation:2002
Year of completion:2003
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Interpretive Summary

2002

Phosphorus Fertility of Alfalfa Hay Stands in Southwest Saskatchewan, 2002 Alfalfa grown alone, or in mixtures with grasses, is a common feed source for beef cattle producers in the semiarid region of western Canada. These forage stands are usually established with the intent of harvesting for five or more years. In general, very few of these forage lands are fertilized, as decisions regarding production are based on stand and yield decline.


Updates & Reports

2005

Published reports related to the research

2003

Project Description

2003

Investigators


Project Leader

Fernando Selles, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


Project Cooperators

Paul Jefferson


IPNI Staff

Adrian Johnston


Location

Americas \ Northern America \ CAN \ Saskatchewan


Topics

4r rate, 4r source, 4r time, crop quality, crop rotations, nutrient management

alfalfa, forage

Phosphorus (P)