Picture of Steve Norberg, Regional Forage Specialist, Washington State University Extension
Steve Norberg, Regional Forage Specialist, Washington State University Extension

Our own Regional Forage Specialist, Steve Norberg, was successful in receiving a $40,000 grant in the first ever alfalfa checkoff with a grant entitled “Developing Practical Phosphorus and Potassium Tissue Test Recommendations and Utilizing Struvite in Modern Alfalfa Systems”.

This work will better enable producers to know when to fertilize their alfalfa with phosphorus and potassium and how to use a processed dairy manure fertilizer called struvite which is a dry granular material for the Columbia Basin alfalfa.

Co-Investigators on the grant include: Steve Fransen, Don Lewellyn, Joe Harrison and Liz Whitefield.

For more information visit http://alfalfa.org/pdfMedia/USAFRI_Funds_Nine_Projects.pdf