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New & Noteworthy: Standlee Alfalfa Products Support Sustainable Agriculture

New & Noteworthy: Standlee Alfalfa Products Support Sustainable Agriculture
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Did you know that with every Standlee Forage alfalfa product purchased you’re doing good for the planet and the environment by supporting sustainable agriculture?

 

Standlee Alfalfa Products Support Sustainable AgricultureHow does growing alfalfa support agricultural sustainability? Alfalfa crops have deep roots that help prevent soil erosion, plus alfalfa’s high-net energy yields save energy and production costs. Also, through biological nitrogen fixation, alfalfa gleans the air’s nitrogen which naturally fuels its growth, so alfalfa doesn’t require the amount of expensive commercial fertilizer needed by other grass or corn crops. Alfalfa is truly the biological gift that keeps giving; it infuses the soil with enough nitrogen to satisfy the requirements of the next crop.

Standlee further enhances sustainability by rotating alfalfa production with no-till planting of Timothy.

“From a Standlee point of view, our practice of no-till planting Timothy following a 3 to 4-year-old alfalfa stand is an added level of sustainability. No-till planting all but eliminates erosion caused by plowing the fields before planting. Also, planting while the alfalfa plants are still in the fields helps keep weeds from growing while the Timothy gets established,” notes Jason Stanger, Vice President, Standlee AG.

Standlee appreciates their loyal customers for helping them build a better planet through sustainable agriculture. With every Standlee Forage alfalfa product you purchase, you’re helping to build a better planet.

Learn more about how the Standlee product range can benefit your horses at standleeforage.com.

 

Published October 2019 Issue

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