Solution Center for Nutrient Management
Solution Center for Nutrient Management
Solution Center for Nutrient Management
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Alfalfa Nitrous Oxide Emissions and Subsurface Drip Irrigation

Alfalfa has been grown in California for over 150 years (image used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license)

Alfalfa has a long and storied history in California agriculture. First introduced during the gold rush of 1849-1850, California now leads the nation in alfalfa production. Between 2013-2015, an average of 815,000 acres of alfalfa were harvested in the state. Statewide alfalfa yields increased to 5,451,000 tons in 2015 and now California now accounts for over 9% of total U.S. production.  Alfalfa serves as an important source of hay while also proving useful as a ‘green manure' that...

Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 4:02 PM

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