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EXTENSION and NOTES Alfalfa Stand Survival The s,ingle most important fac- tor affectJrtg the survival of al- falfa during the cropping season is rest periods between harvest, according to the U. S. Regional :Pasture Research LaboratmT. When the grow~ is in~rrupted by crop removal, energy re- serves may or may rm be sttf- ficie~t to stuart a new vigorous new growth. ,Resewe levels are not ample at prebloom stages. However, some investigations show early sp~ing cuttings can be taken at later growth stages. Competition of weeds w~th al- fa~ atVem's to be greatest in the seeding year. This affects future stands dramatically. In the dry-land areas in the gre~t plains, moisture dictates the yield response from ~ta~s. Management practices itwariably determine tim health of stands which include grazing practices, insect control and soil fertility. New varieties should not be ovorlookod. Hybrid varieties show the extra vigor that is evident also in the livestock. Are You Wasting Your Share? Are you wasti~ your share in this wasteful c~? According to Faith Prior, University of Ver- mout ~amily economist, 99 mil- lion tons of waste a year mean that every man, woman, child, business, and institution is con- trilmting very well. As packaging became more coraplex, we discarded more. As "'dispes~ble" became a market- ing.byword, trash bins overflaw- ed. But now tl~t a limit to re- sources of every kind is recog- .~izod as a fact of life, how can we cut back on waste? At home, reuse wherever you