Georgia’s agricultural landscape may see a noticeable change with the addition of alfalfa. Once seen throughout the south, alfalfa generally performed poorly and was pushed out in the 1970s. However, an associate professor at the University of Georgia is working to incorporate the crop into bermudagrass systems to help improve the crop’s production in humid climates. The professor says that bermudagrass is a good partner to alfalfa because they are complimentary warm and cool-season grasses. Growing more forage-type grasses will increase George’s ability to sequester more carbon, as well.

The research project, which will run for another 5 to 6 years, is being studied at the Better Grazing Project at the University of Georgia.

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