HarvXtra® Alfalfa contains industry leading genetic enhancements that reduce the lignin content and increase forage quality. This allows flexibility to harvest at the regular interval and get very high quality forage or delay harvest to increase yield and get similar quality as a conventional alfalfa at an earlier growth stage. Research shows that cutting HarvXtra® 7 to 10 days later than conventional alfalfa provides similar quality.
Roundup Ready® Alfalfa - What if you could harvest new seeding alfalfa with no herbicide stunting and get dairy quality forage? That is the reality this technology offers - easy weed control management, excellent crop safety, and higher-percentage of pure alfalfa hay.
|Regrowth||Winter Hardiness||Fall Dormancy|
|1 = Superior||1 = Excellent||1 = Very Dormant|
|5 = Average||3 = Average||10 = Very Non-Dormant|
|10 = Poor||5 = Poor|
► Alfalfa does best on well-drained deep soils
► Avoid hilltops, shallow and highly eroded soils, and fields with low spots where water is known to pool
► Following alfalfa in the rotation with newly seeded alfalfa is not advisable due to autotoxicity
► Provide a proper seedbed with firm ground and small clods. Preferably roll the ground before and/or after planting
► Good seed–to–soil contact is essential for uniformemergence
12-20 lbs. pure live seed (PLS) per acre
Heavy soils – ¼ to ½” • Sandy soils – ½ to ¾”
Soil Fertility and pH:
► A soil test should be done prior to field preparation to determine the fertility needs
► Fertility management ensures good stands and vigorous growth