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Alfalfa and Legume Forage IPM

Alfalfa weevil

Alfalfa and other legume forages are important components of the livestock production systems of Oklahoma. Of the broadleaf forages, alfalfa is the most important legume grown, followed by a mix of forages that includes arrowleaf clover, red clover and white clover. Annual and Sericea lespedeza are also grown in Oklahoma. Many pests challenge the efficient production of this important crop and require effective IPM programs to produce them. There is increasing interest in producing forage for organic livestock production; fortunately IPM provides a framework for managing pests that can meet the needs of organic forage production as well as more traditional production systems.

NEWSLETTERS AND BLOGS

Pest e-Alert (OSU Plant Disease and Insect Advisory)

Down and Dirty with NPK (OSU Soil Fertility Blog)

FACT SHEETS   (ALFALFA & LEGUMES)

Alfalfa Production Guide for the Southern Great Plains

OSU Fact Sheets (Alfalfa)

OSU Fact Sheets (Forage Legumes)

WEBSITES

Oklahoma Alfalfa

Alfalfa Weevil Model

Oklahoma Crop Improvement Association

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

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