Alfalfa

Mustang 425HD Alfalfa

  • Mustang 425HD brand alfalfa is an exceptionally high yielding and high quality alfalfa with excellent digestibility and reduced lignin
  • Mustang 425HD brand alfalfa has an excellent agronomic package that provides a very persistent and healthy plant for top production over a broad range of soils
Forage Quality | 2016 Evansville, Wi. Evansville, WI - 2015 2016 Results 3’ x 17’ plots; seeded 4/23/15; 4 replications 20 varieties in trial; all competitors’ varieties listed
VARIETY RFQ
Mustang 425HD 163
Hi-Gest 360 151
Rebound 6.0 155
Hybriforce 3400 146
Characteristics
Fall Dormancy 4.2 Highly DigestableYes
DRI30 Yield PotentialExcellent
WSI Rating2.0 Forage QualityExceptional
Recovery After CuttingVery Fast Root TypeTap
Multi-leafYes

620APH2 Alfalfa

  • 620APH2 is a selection taken from our well established StandLife Genetics™Aphanomyces Evaluation Program
  • This product is very resistant to the numerous races of Aphanomyces we are encountering in a variety of areas within the Midwest
  • Yield and disease resistance are excellent. (DRI score 30/30). 620APH2 is a super competitive variety that will work in our toughest field environments, as well as normal disease environments
  • Key placement is on all soil types throughout the Midwest
  • This product is very winter hardy and will work into a 3-5 cut system very well
Characteristics
Fall Dormancy 4.0 Bacterial Wilt HR
Winter Hardiness Index 2.0 Fusarium Wilt HR
AnthracnoseHR Phytophthora Root Rot HR
Aphanomyces Race 1 HR Verticillium Wilt HR

L-446RR Alfalfa

  • Performance with Roundup Ready® Technology
  • For aggressive 3 or 4 cut harvest systems
  • Maximizes yield of high quality, weed-free forage
  • A variety forward-bred with the Roundup Ready® trait
  • Adapted to all U.S. production zones where fall dormancy 3, 4 or 5 varieties are normally grown for hay, haylage or greenchop
  • For “best practices” aggressive management systems
  • Part of the Roundup Ready® alfalfa system
  • Agronomic performance is competitive with the leading conventional alfalfas in the market
  • Tall, upright growth habit
  • Medium-dark green foliage
  • Multifoliate Leaf Expression: Yes
Due to the unique cropping practices do not plant Roundup Ready® Alfalfa in Imperial County, California, pending import approvals and until Forage Genetics International, LLC (FGI) grants express permission for such planting.
Forage Genetics International, LLC (“FGI”) is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). FGI products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with FGI’s Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. Roundup Ready® Alfalfa has pending import approvals. Any crop or material produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their grain handler or product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product. Growers should refer to http://www.biotradestatus.com/ for any updated information on import country approvals. Excellence Through Stewardship® is a registered trademark of Biotechnology Industry Organization.
ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready® crops contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate. Glyphosate herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate.  Roundup Ready® is registered trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC, used under license by Forage Genetics International, LLC.
Characteristics
Fall Dormancy 4.0 Phytophthora Root Rot HR
Winter Hardiness Index 1.8 Verticillium Wilt HR
Wisconsin Disease Rating Index 30 of 30 Pea Aphid HR
AnthracnoseHR Spotted Alfalfa AphidR
Aphanomyces Race 1 HR Northern Root Knot Nematode R
Bacterial Wilt HR Stem Nematode R
Fusarium Wilt HR

GA306SS Alfalfa — Salt Tolerant Variety

  • Top yield performance in Idaho trials, out-yielding varieties like WL 325 HQ, WL 322 HQ, Hybrid-Force 400, PIO 54V54, PIO 5312, Magna V, Renegade and Tango
  • Parent stock was specially selected to meet the demands of alfalfa growers in areas where fall dormancy 4 is suitable
  • Selected for yield and persistence; its persistence is excellent under both normal and aggressive harvest schedules
  • Especially well-suited to areas where nematodes threaten yield production and reduce stand life
  • Offers producers broad-spectrum pest resistance and excellent persistence; this high-yielding variety will keep producing quality hay for many years
  • New data has shown excellent salt tolerance
  • Dark green foliage and medium-fine stems make it ideal for hay

Broad Spectrum Pest Resistance

  • GA306SS offers producers broad-spectrum pest resistance and excellent persistence
  • Resists Phytophthora and Verticillium Wilt, which can significantly reduce production and stand life
  • Resistance to Fusarium Wilt, Anthracnose and moderate resistance to all major aphids
Characteristics
Fall Dormancy 4.0 Verticillium Wilt HR
Winter Hardiness Index 2.1 Pea Aphid MR
Wisconsin Disease Rating Index 28 of 30 Spotted Alfalfa AphidMR
AnthracnoseHR Blue Alfalfa Aphid MR
Aphanomyces Race 1 MR Northern Root Knot Nematode HR
Bacterial Wilt HR Columbia Root Knot Nematode HR
Fusarium Wilt HR Stem Nematode R
Phytophthora Root Rot HR

Mustang 995 Alfalfa

  • A special blend of alfalfa for upper Midwest with carefully selected viable pure seeds with high germination
  • Mustang 995 has the ability to produce a lush stand quickly and produce for many years
  • Excellent production on good years and also will perform well on marginal ground and with limited rain fall
  • Seed is pre-inoculated — Apron® treated available

Travois Alfalfa

  • Travois has a low (decumbent) growth, aggressive root proliferation, winter hardiness, predominantly yellow variegated flowers and a large percentage of pickle shaped seed pods
  • Its winter hardiness is superior to most alfalfa varieties tested throughout our region
  • Plants of Travois have the ability to produce stem buds on laterally spreading roots
  • Shoots from the stem buds emerge at the soil surface and develop into young plants at distances that sometimes exceed 36 inches from the mother plant
  • This characteristic permits a close association between grass and legume, reduces trampling injury, thickens stand and decreases winter loss from soil heaving

Common Alfalfa – South Dakota-Nebraska Origin

  • Common Alfalfa is a winter hardy alfalfa grown and adapted in the state of origin, but is of an unknown variety or varieties
  • It is usually not noted for high yields but is usually lower in price

Vernal Alfalfa

  • Vernal is a winter hardy alfalfa variety released by Wisconsin
  • It is wilt resistant and produces fine stemmed, leafy quality hay

Allegiance® FL Seed Treatment For Alfalfa

Allegiance® FL Seed Treatment Fungicide provides systemic protection for the seed, roots and emerging plants against devastating diseases such as Pythium, systemic downy mildew and Phytophthora. It provides protection for early-planted crops and helps produce healthier, more vigorous and uniform stands. Allegiance® is applied at very low rates per acre, making it friendly to the grower, seed and the environment.

Alfalfa Rating Key

Ratings are based on the average performance of the variety over a wide range of climate and soil types. Actual performance may be adversely affected by extreme conditions. Unless stated, ratings are based on standardized testing procedures endorsed by the North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference.

FALL DORMANCY: The reaction of alfalfa varieties to decreasing day length and temperatures in the fall versus check varieties. FD 1 Norseman, FD 2 Vernal, FD 3 Ranger, FD 4 Saranac, FD 5 Archer, etc.
PEST RESISTANCE RATINGS: S = Susceptible with 0-5% resistant plants; LR = Low Resistance with 6-14% resistant plants; MR = Moderate Resistance with 15-30% resistant plants; R = Resistance with 31-50% resistant plants; and HR = High Resistance with greater than 50% resistant plants.
WISCONSIN DISEASE RATING INDEX: For the six major diseases of alfalfa, a variety is awarded 5 points for each HR, 4 points for each R, 3 points for each MR, 2 points for each LR and 1 point for each S. A perfect score is 30 of 30.
WINTER HARDINESS INDEX: 1 = Most hardy and least winter injury, 6 = Least hardy and injury resulting in plant death. Ratings are in relationship to the winter injury incurred by standard check varieties.