Browsing Forage & Grain Report 1997 by Authors
Effects of Dry Seed+ Applied at Planting on Alfalfa Yield and QualityRethwisch, Michael D.; McGuire, Steven; Ottman, Michael (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1997-10)This experiment tested the effects of a cytokinin containing product (Dry Seed +) on CUF 101 alfalfa when applied with the seed at planting on October 24, 1996, at the rate of 1 /lb product to 100 lb of alfalfa seed. Data indicated a non - statistical yield response averaging 200 lbs an acrefrom treated fields the first cutting, valued at $11 /acre, but yields were identical the second harvest. Alfalfa quality means were very similar for both harvests. A positive net return of $9.76 /acre was noted by using Dry Seed +. More testing is suggested to confirm these findings.