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Two major pests today in California alfalfa are weevils – the alfalfa weevil and the Egyptian alfalfa weevil Alfalfa weevils defoliate the alfalfa plant and in the worst case scenario can consume all of the plant’s green tissue.
Monsanto shareowners have approved the merger of Monsanto with a wholly owned subsidiary of Bayer Aktiengesellschaft. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Monsanto shareowners will receive $128 per share in cash at the closing of the merger.
While the U.S. alfalfa forage industry has not historically supported research to a significant degree, new efforts by state and national organizations intend to change this. Alfalfa is the only major U.S. crop without a mechanism for...