Turkeys and other birds love the hoppers. Again a reason to limit field size so deer will keep mowed and animals will control insects in a not for cash crop. I just don't get it why there is always so much drama when the word alfalfa is mentioned as a deer food plot. Rotate crops a couple years, get the ph and soil readings moderate or better, plant a mixture, and mow couple times a yr if needed and like clovers, enjoy the plot for 5-7 years then rotate into brassica. Not a better crop than other choices but gives a fun variety. Comes down to it hard to beat clover chicory and grain foodplots but after a while a man just gets bored. There is more failures w soybeans reported on here yet many still plant them. So it should be with alfalfa. Just plant the stuff an watch the deer enjoy.. now if you're planting for feed or profit, which I've done, then conversation is a little different, but same would be said of a soybean cash crop.
BTW, I'm doing a small expansion of half ac of my plot and I'm going to try the WHI alfalfa plus. Will report back in 5 years. ✌️ I'm just joking don't take all these comments too seriously. Good luck to all