Posted 2/11/2019 09:26 (#7313060 - in reply to #7312880) Subject: RE: Alalfafa seed
carlsoncl - 2/11/2019 07:20
Round up ready Dekalb. Direct seed, spray 30-40 days after seeding. If it rains, 3 cuts year of seeding....5 ton yield goal. $30/acre extra for seed means nothing if program gets you just a 1/2 (1 -2 extra weed free tons likely) ton more production the seeding year.
I am a firm believer in you get what you pay for with alfalfa seed. I'm not saying everything needs traits but generally the more you pay the better the genetics are and like you mentioned your cost per cutting is miniscule, however I am amazed at how may people don't think this way. They buy cheap seed since it's "just for beef cows" or whatever. Just think if they had excess hay from planting better seed they could be selling the extra for $200+ a ton right now instead "just enough" for the beef cows.