Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Imposed drought stress has no long-term effect on established alfalfa

Authors

Carol A. Frate
Bruce A. Roberts
Vern L. Marble

Authors Affiliations

C. A. Frate is Farm Advisor, Tulare County; B. A. Roberts is Farm Advisor, Kings County; V. L. Marble is Specialist, Department of Agronomy, UC Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 45(3):33-36. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n03p33. May 1991.

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Abstract

Reducing or terminating irrigation on established alfalfa during summer months for two consecutive years reduced crop yields but had no long-term effects on the productive capability of the stand in the third year. Hay quality was negatively affected only when alfalfa was severely water-stressed.

Frate C, Roberts B, Marble V. 1991. Imposed drought stress has no long-term effect on established alfalfa. Hilgardia 45(3):33-36. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n03p33
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