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High Plains Journal features West's research on alfalfa as a low-water crop

TTU Department of Plant & Soil Science

September 18, 2020

A recent High Plains Journal article highlights Chuck West's research on rethinking how to grow alfalfa as a part of a grazing system with reduced water consumption.  West's version of alfalfa production stands in contrast with the more common interpretation of the crop as highly-irrigated and destined for cutting.  Instead, his work is exploring the potential of interseeding alfalfa with grass pasture, resulting in a low-water use system that still taps into the high nutritive value and nitrogen-fixing capacity of alfalfa.

For more, see the CASNR NewsCenter article, or check out the High Plains Journal story