Hay alfalfa

Hay alfalfa

Description

Hay  alfalfa

Hay Alfalfa, also called lucerne, is a perennial flowering plant in the legume family Fabaceae. It is cultivated as an important forage crop in many countries around the world. It is used for grazing, hay, and silage, as well as a green manure and cover crop. The name alfalfa is used in North America. Alfalfa, also called lucerne, is a perennial flowering plant in the legume family Fabaceae. It is cultivated as an important forage crop in many countries around the world. It is used for grazing, hay, and silage, as well as a green manure and cover crop. The name alfalfa is used in North America.

 Is alfalfa available in South Africa?
With bases in the Sommerfeld area of KwaZulu Natal, Paarl in the Western Cape, and Bloemfontein in the Free State, we are able to offer un unrivalled service in the quality control and supply of lucerne (alfalfa hay), teff, oat hay, eragrostis, and other fodder products.
Why is alfalfa better than hay?
The main differences between alfalfa and grass hays are primarily in the increased amount of energy, crude protein and calcium provided and You can store hay indefinitely if the stack is managed correctly; although, in humid climates, using hay within three years of harvest is ideal. Hay growers need to bale it at correct moisture levels because if it’s baled too damp the hay will generate heat, which leads to molding.You can harvest seeding-year alfalfa as early as 40 days after seedlings emerge. It takes plants about 40 days to become able to regrow from the crown after cutting. If plants are cut before this development occurs — maybe to control weeds — at least one set of leaves must remain on the plant for it to regrow.

Hay generally falls into one of two categories.

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