Effect of Seeding Methods on Productivity of Alfalfa Crops


Alfalfa is a perennial legume characterized by a wide range of applications, exceptional adaptive ability to natural conditions and high productivity. For successful development of the alfalfa seed production system, it is necessary to use new high-yielding varieties and improved technologies for its cultivation. According to the results of preliminary studies, since 2016, the researchers of our institute have been studying features of new alfalfa varieties with high productivity and resistance to major pests and diseases, among which Bagira, Bazhena and Feya are one of the best varieties. Currently, research on ecological, biological and technological features of alfalfa production for seed purposes is being carried out. The biological ability of Feya to produce a large volume of seeds in the first year was observed. The research results revealed a dominant role of spatial distribution of alfalfa plants, providing sufficient illumination and ventilation in crops and effective pollination of crops by wild pollinators.

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