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Dormancy 5 Alfalfa

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High yielding potential combined with outstanding pest and disease resistance in a Dormancy 5 alfalfa.

Key Advantages

  • Broadly adapted across the northern half of US
  • Highly resistant to seven major alfalfa pests
  • Strong root rot resistance; HR for both phytophthora and Aphanomyces (multiple races)
  • Suitable for soils with variable drainage where root rot resistance is needed
  • Excellent overall root rot resistance that contributes to persistence
  • HR rating against stem nematode; can be important in irrigated situations where water source includes tail waters from infested upstream fields

Major Pest Resistance

  • Anthracnose – Highly Resistant
  • Phytopthora Root Rot – 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 – Highly 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
  • Fall Dormancy – 5
  • Winter Hardiness – Very Hardy

(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.