Final Report for FNE00-312

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2000: $1,320.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $1,295.00
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
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Note to reader, attached is the complete final report for FNE00-312.

The results of the % alfalfa assessment show an advantage, in general, for the no-till and conventional with cultipacker seedings over the broadcast seedings. The Spring conventional seeding method did numerically outperform the Fall no till method but the difference is probably not statistically significant. However, the overall results indicate that none of the methods can justify the cost of the alfalfa seed or other expenses incurred in seeding. We believe that more study would be needed, over the course of several years, to adequately asses the alfalfa seeding methods. Differences in weather, timing of seedings, and timing of grazing both before and after seeing could all affect success rates.

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