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Dormancy 4 Alfalfa

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SW4412Y is a new lodging resistant variety with strong agronomic character and excellent disease resistance. SW4412Y is a high forage quality variety with consistently high yields. Lodging resistance can make harvest much easier and helps maintain harvestable yield. Heavy rain and wind, manure application, or harvest delays can all cause alfalfa stems to lay over in the field before harvest. For every six inches of unharvested stems left in the field, you can lose up to ½ ton of yield per acre. Unharvested stems that remain in the field can become tough and will reduce forage quality if harvested in subsequent cuttings. The lodging resistant characteristic can reduce or avoid these problems.

Key Advantages

SW4412Y has above average forage quality suitable for dairy quality hay and haylage, with strong disease resistance to all major pathogens, making it a great all-around variety.

Major Pest Resistance

  • Anthracnose – Highly Resistant
  • Phytophthora – Highly Resistant
  • Aphanomyces (race 1) – Highly Resistant
  • Aphanomyces (race 2) – Highly Resistant
  • Bacterial Wilt – Highly Resistant
  • Verticillium Wilt – Highly Resistant
  • Fusarium Wilt – Highly Resistant
  • Stem Nematode – Resistant
  • Pea Aphid – Highly Resistant
  • Spotted Aphid – Resistant

(Pest Resistance Rating Scale: Highly Resistant, Resistant, Moderately Resistant, Low Resistance, Susceptible)

Agronomic Traits

  • DRI Score – 35/35
  • Fall Dormancy – 4
  • Winter Hardiness – Very Hardy (2)

(Winter Hardiness Rating Scale: Extremely Hardy, Very Hardy, Hardy, Semi-dormant, Non-dormant)

Where to Buy

We sell our products to more than 35 countries around the world. Our team of agronomists can help you find the variety best suited to your growing environment.