ALFALFA is an important agronomic crop in Washington State, with 430,000 acres harvested in 2016 for a production value of $311 million.
Washington ranks 2nd nationally in production of ALFALFA SEED, with 15,875 acres in production in 2015, valued at almost $35 million.
Washington’s alfalfa seed is a major factor in national and international alfalfa production, which in turn supports the dairy and livestock industries.
Washington’s alfalfa seed growing regions are among the nation’s most productive, due in large part to the efficiency of specialty pollinators
alfalfa leafcutting bee
Development of this website, as well as partial support of some of the outreach projects it describes, was provided by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program.