April Rains Affect May Forages; Alfalfa Turns Yellow In Wet Fields

Alfalfa fields fading from green to yellow may mean too much water. Farmers see the change after record-setting rains. Waterlogged soil kills nitrogen- fixing bacteria on roots, says Craig Roberts. The University of Missouri Extension specialist alerted area specialists of the problems.

There are fixes. A large part of southern Missouri had super rains. Pat Guinan, MU Extension climatologist, said April 2017 will be one of two wettest Aprils on record. You must go back to 1994 to find a wetter April.

 

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