Publication Book


This 24-chapter publication is designed to provide detailed, scientifically-based comprehensive information about the growth, production, management, and utilization of alfalfa grown under irrigation.

This is a practical guide for alfalfa growers and industry partners, and is a companion to the University of California publication Intermountain Alfalfa Management, focused on the high-elevation valleys of the Intermountain West. 

We welcome the use of the web version of these documents, as long as the origin of the material is acknowledged. However, these documents may not be used, copied, or reprinted for commercial use without the permission of the authors and editors.

For questions or comments, contact the authors (see individual chapters) or editors (Charlie Summers, or Dan Putnam, Additional information on alfalfa may also be found at and for pest management on alfalfa at