Alfalfa Crops Need N Fertilization. Here is Why.

One of the unique properties of alfalfa and other legume crops is that they can fix nitrogen from the atmosphere via nodules on the roots that contain bacteria. So why would we want to add supplemental nitrogen and other nutrients to the crop?

In this podcast, Yara's agronomists Jimmy Ridgway and Markus Braaten explain why balanced nutrition is critical for alfalfa, especially for alfalfa recovery.

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Alfalfa is an important crop grown on an estimated 74 million acres worldwide. North America is the highest producer, representing 41% of the world's total. Among US crops, alfalfa is the 3rd in value after corn and soybeans with over $8 billion annually. However, this doesn't include the value of dairy and other animal products.

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