Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thinking about fungicide for your alfalfa crop in Wisconsin? Typically in a 30-day cutting interval on alfalfa, like that used in dairy production in Wisconsin, foliar diseases cause minimal damage. Coupled with the heightened risk of fungicide resistance development toward these modern fungicides, application of fungicide on alfalfa for dairy production is not recommended unless heavy disease pressure is observed. CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO TO LEARN MORE! You can also CLICK HERE to download an informational fact sheet on the return on investment potential when using fungicide on alfalfa in Wisconsin.