Dan Undersander, Dennis Cosgrove, Eileen Cullen, Craig Grau, Marlin E. Rice, Mark Renz, Craig Sheaffer, Glen Shewmaker, Mark Sulc
Formerly NCR547. Learn how to achieve top yields to maximize profits. This publication offers the information and strategies for alfalfa establishment, production, and harvest. Includes many color photos and charts (60 pages, soft cover; 2015).
Insects covered include: alfalfa blotch leafminer, alfalfa weevil, aphids, blister beetle, clover leaf weevil, clover root curculio, grasshoppers, plant bugs, potato leafhoppers, spittlebugs, and variegated cutworm.
Diseases covered include: anthracnose, aphanomyces root rot, bacterial wilt, common leaf spot, lepto leaf spot, fusarium wilt, phytophthora root rot, root-lesion nematodes, sclerotinia, spring black stem, summer black stem, and verticillium wilt.
Want to learn more?
View a 3-minute video, "Alfalfa Weevil Scouting in Alfalfa Fields," in which Bryan Jensen from the UW-Extension Pest Management Program discusses how to scout and manage alfalfa weevils in Wisconsin field crops.
You'll find this and other videos on the University of Wisconsin Integrated Crop and Pest Management YouTube channel.