Did your alfalfa suffer freeze or frost damage this week? If you suspect more than frozen or wilting leaves, check the growing point of plants. All new leaves, stems, and branches initially develop from the growing point.
While alfalfa usually comes through winter in pretty good shape in our area, I’m sure this year there could be plenty of exceptions, says Extension Forage Specialist Bruce Anderson. Here's what to watch for.
When plants freeze, changes occur in their metabolism and composition that can poison grazing livestock if not properly managed. Delayed grazing is often the best solution, but how long should grazing be delayed?