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Dormancy 5 Alfalfa

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SW5637S is a high-yielding, fall dormant variety, bred in saline growing conditions and selected for the ability to maintain improved production of hay in saline soils. Relative Feed Quality (RFQ) is above average, 102% of the mean versus RFQ of elite check varieties. SW5637S demonstrates very good yield retention in moderate to strong saline growing conditions.

Key Advantages

  • Adapted to the Western half of the US fall-dormant growing areas with salinity challenges in soil or irrigation water
  • Highly suitable for growing areas that obtain 4-5 cuts per growing season
  • Suitable for saline soils where irrigation water and/or soil contains salts of moderate to strongly saline salinity classes
  • Maintains good yield in saline growing conditions, of high quality and quantity of hay or haylage

Major Pest Resistance

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

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

Agronomic Traits

  • DRI Score – 33/35
  • Fall Dormancy – 5
  • Winter Hardiness – Winterhardy

(Winter Hardiness Rating Scale: Extremely Winterhardy, Very Winterhardy, Winterhardy, Moderately Winterhardy, Slightly Winterhardy, Non-Winterhardy)

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.