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alfalfa

A bushy perennial that is a rich source of vitamins C, D, E and K, which is used primarily as animal fodder, though health-food advocates have made many extravagant claims for its use, including cancer treatmnet; alfalfa is administered internally for alcoholism, caries and diabetes, as well as bladder inflammation, gastrointestinal complaints (bloating, constipation, indigestion) and halitosis.

al·fal·fa

(al-fal'fă)
(Medicago sativa) A form of ground cover used as animal feed and as a nutritional supplement in humans. Sometimes eaten in salads. Many drug interactions are reported.
Synonym(s): lucerne, purple medick.
[Sp., fr. Ar. al-fasfasah]
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Table II.- Effects of feeding growing lambs TMR alone or with different protocols of alfalfa hay supplement on the rumen concentrations of volatile fatty acid (g fatty acid/ 100 g total VFAs) and ammonia-N (mg/dl) of the growing Naemi lambs.
El rendimiento del forraje y la persistencia de la pastura son consideraciones de importancia para tener en cuenta en el manejo productivo de las variedades de alfalfa (Odorizzi, 2015).
S&W Seed Company is a global leader in alfalfa seed, with significant research and development, production and distribution capabilities.
Alkali bees from 1 acre of nesting bed "well populated" can readily pollinate 100 or more acres of alfalfa, for a crop of about 100,000 pounds of clean seed, says Cane, with the ARS Pollinating Insect-Biology, Management, Systematics Research Unit in Logan, Utah.
In Saudi Arabia, due to the lack of rain and the decline of natural pastures, many of the fancier depend on the cultivated forage plants such as alfalfa, corn and Sudan grass, which are used as a source of the necessary elements for feeding grazing animals.
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FGI and Monsanto said the agreement will support the continued expansion of the commercial reach of alfalfa technology offerings such as Roundup Ready Alfalfa and HarvXtra Alfalfa with Roundup Ready Technology, as well as bolster innovation for this crop in the coming seasons.
Is it Roundup-Ready alfalfa? We've found it's almost impossible to find hay that isn't sprayed with Roundup.
S&W Seed Company (NASDAQ: SANW) and DuPont Pioneer said they have announced the closing of the acquisition by S&W of DuPont Pioneer's alfalfa production and research facility assets, as well as conventional (non-GMO) alfalfa germplasm, for a purchase price of up to USD42 million.
Pakistan represents a significant new opportunity for sales of SandW's high performing alfalfa brands.
Alfalfa has been grown as a forage crop since the beginning of recorded history and can now be found almost anywhere in the world.
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