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Alfalfa

Northeast Premium Blend Alfalfa


 

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PS Northeast Premium Blend Alfalfa

 

  • ·  Economical Seeding Cost
  • ·  For Rotations of 3 Years or Less
  • ·  Good Fall Dormancy

 

The PS Northeast Premium Blend Alfalfa Story


     PS Northeast Premium Blend Alfalfa is blended by Preferred Seed Company for use where economical stand development is the primary concern. It performs satisfactorily under a range of conditions for multiple years or can be used as an excellent green manure cover crop.

   Alfalfa, often referred to as “Queen of the Forages”, is the most important forage crop species grown in the USA. Among all crops grown in the US alfalfa is third in value, exceeded only by corn and soybeans.

   Early alfalfa varieties grown in the Northeast lacked sufficient winterhardiness and were susceptible to a number of diseases that often resulted in thin or weakened stands. Likewise several insect pests caused sporadic damage to both new and established stands. Newer varieties marketed have been bred for resistance to one or more of the most damaging diseases, and several recently released varieties also have some resistance or tolerance to certain insect pests.

   There have been other recent breakthroughs by alfalfa breeders including: improved feeding quality; greater fall growth without loss of winterhardiness; grazing tolerance; a greater expression of branched roots; and the introduction of hybrid alfalfas. All of these improvements will add to the versatility of this crop for use by dairymen and livestock producers in the Northeast. PS Northeast Premium Blend Alfalfa has the advantage of many of these successes in its breeding.

Planting Guide
 
SEEDING RATE ALONE / ACRE............18 - 20 lbs.
SEEDING RATE IN MIX / ACRE……........8 - 16 lbs.
SEEDING DATES ...................Spring, Late Summer
SEEDING DEPTH ..................................1/4-1/2 inch
SEEDING METHOD ..........Any conventional seeder
DAYS TO GERMINATE......................................4 - 7
AVERAGE SEEDS PER LB ..........................250,000
EASE OF ESTABLISHMENT.............................Good
LIFE CYCLE .................................................Perennial
LEGUME COMPATIBILITY....................................Fair
SEED TREATMENT..............................Allegiance - FL
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Agronomic Characteristics
 
FORAGE YIELD ....................................................Good
FORAGE QUALITY................................................Good
MATURITY..........................................................Medium
PERSISTENCE.........................................................Fair
PALATABILITY ................................................Excellent
GROWING HABIT.......................................Large Crowns
DROUGHT TOLERANCE ........................................Good
MOISTURE TOLERANCE...........................................Fair
LOW PH TOLERANCE ..............................................Poor
HAY ....................................................................Excellent
SILAGE...............................................................Excellent
PASTURE ................................................................Good
 
 
Pest Resistance, Fall Dormancy & Winter Survival Ratings
 
BACTERIAL WILT......................................................HR
VERTICILLUM WILT .....................................................R
FUSARIUM WILT ........................................................HR
ANTHRACNOSE ..........................................................HR
PHYTOPHTHORA ROOT ROT .....................................HR
APHANOMYCES ROOT ROT .........................................R
DISEASE RATING INDEX........................................28 / 30
FALL DORMANCY .......................................................3-4
WINTER SURVIVAL .....................................................2-3A
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S = Susceptible (0-5% of plants resistant)
LR = Low Resistance (6-14%)
MR = Moderate Resistance (15-30%)
R = Resistance (31-50%)
HR = High Resistance (>50%)


Product Specifications

Sku: North-East-Premium-Blend-Alfalfa
Vendor:
Release Date: 10/08/09

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