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- n. Plural form of alfalfa.
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Some trees and bushes such as Desmanthus species are reportedly free of toxic materials unlike Leucaena Desmodium species are accordingly so palatable and nutritious that they are termed "alfalfas of the tropics"; Avicennia leaves, especially A. marina, have been reported as more nutritious than the queen of forages - alfalfa.
The crops soon exhaust the nitrogen, and as clover and the common alfalfas can not grow there, the problem of finding legumes has been the most serious one facing this new region; but in Siberia the Agricultural Department has recently found a new clover and three varieties of alfalfa that will stand the cold, and Secretary Wilson believes that these will solve the problem.
Its explorers have brought new varieties of cereals from Russia and Siberia; alfalfas from Siberia; date palms from North Africa,
Lodging-resistant alfalfas allow growers to cut closer, have less ash in their feed because it's not run down to the ground, and increase harvestable yield and quality.
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