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The most important variety decision on many farms and ranches is the selection of alfalfa. The choice of alfalfa variety affects production for three to ten or more years, whereas varieties of annual crops can be changed annually.

Yield potential, pest resistance, and seed price should be considered when selecting alfalfa varieties in Nebraska.