ALFALFA

 

ANDREWS SEED VARIETIES

AND 1044

  • Selected for increased persistence
  • Resistance and/or High Resistance to 5 Major pests included 5 disease, 2 insects, and 2 Nematodes
  • Dark-Green color with medium-fine stems
  • Excellent Stem Nematode resistance
  • Excellent Winter Survival
  • Fall Dormancy: 4.2
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AND 7530

  • Selected for increased persistence
  • High resistance to all 5 major diseases
  • Dark-Green color with medium-fine stems
  • Excellent Stem Nematode resistance
  • Excellent Winter Survival
  • WSI = 2.4 (Winter Survial Index)
  • Fall Dormancy: 3.0
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AND 7540

  • Selected for increased persistence
  • Resistance and/or High Resistance to 10 Major pests included 5 diseases, 2 insects, and 3 Nematodes
  • Dark-Green color with medium-fine stems
  • Excellent Quality
  • Excellent Winter Survival
  • WSI=2.6
  • Fall Dormancy: 4.2
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AND 7550

  • Selected for increased persistence to 4 Nematodes
  • Resistance and/or High
    Resistance to 11 Major
    pests included 5 diseases,
    2 insects, and 4 Nematodess
  • Dark-Green color with medium-fine stems
  • WSI=4.1
  • Fall Dormancy: 5.0
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AND 7570

  • Selected for increased persistence to 2 Nematodes
  • Resistance and/or High
    Resistance to 9 Major pests included 5 diseases, 2 insects, and 2 Nematodes
  • Dark-Green color with
    medium-fine stems
  • Fall Dormancy: 7.0
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OLD VARIETIES

LADAK

  • Developed by the USDA in 1910.
  • A tough, winter-hardy Alfalfa.
  • Drought Tolerant.
  • Susceptible to Lepto Leaf Spot (Wet
    Conditions).
  • Susceptible to Phytophthera Root Rot
    (Wet Conditions).
  • Fall Dormancy: 2.0

VERNAL

  • Developed by University of Wisonsin in
    1953.
  • Fine-stemmed with dark green leaves.
  • Winter-hardiness of varieties adapted
    to the far north.
  • Very good cutting tolerance and very
    fast recovery.
  • Drought tolerant.
  • Fall Dormancy: 2.0

Vernema

  • Developed by the USDA and the
    Washington Agricultural Experiment
    Station in 1981.
  • Winter-hardy…but with an FD of 4.
  • Bred for quality forage production:
  • Generous leaf-to-stem ratio with high
    protein content.
  • Fall Dormancy: 4.0

Wrangler

  • Developed by the Nebraska USDA and
    AES breeding program in 1984.
  • Fine-stemmed and leafy: Forage quality
    similar to Vernal (with better resistance
    package).
  • Used for short and long-term hay and
    rotational grazing.
  • Fall Dormancy: 2.0

Drought-Tolerant Varieties:

NOMAD

  • Developed in 1941.
  • Excellent Rangeland Alfalfa.
  • A tough, winter-hardy variety.
  • Drought-Tolerant.
  • Persists under heavy grazing and even
    rodent damage.
  • Spring planting preferred.
  • Fall Dormancy: 2.0

PERRY

  • Contains Ranger parentage but generally produces higher yields.
  • Drought Tolerant.
  • Long-lived and persistent stands.
  • Used for hay production and rotationally grazed pastures.
  • Fall Dormancy: 3.0

Ranger

  • Developed by the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station and USDA and released in 1942.
  • A winter-hardy, tough alfalfa used in many areas in the upper Midwest.
  • Drought Tolerant: …However, High yields with irrigation and heavy planting.
  • Long-lived stands with deep taproot.
  • Parent of Perry Alfalfa.
  • Susceptible to leaf spot diseases.
  • Fall Dormancy: 3.0

Western Favorites

Surpass

  • High-yielding, high quality (outstanding nutrient value), dark green variety: One of our best performers.
  • Long-lasting variety and top winterhardiness.
  • Can be used for hay, haylage, greenchop, or dehy production.
  • Fall Dormancy: 5.0

TreasureValley
Blend

  • A three-variety blend of Perry, Vernema, and Surpass that has become a local and Northwest favorite.
  • Contains the high-nutrient values and generous leaf-to-stem ratio of Vernema and Surpass and boasts the drought tolerance and persistence of Perry.
  • Contains a broad-spectrum pest-anddisease resistance package.
  • Fall Dormancy: 3.0 – 4.0