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Dormancy 7 Alfalfa

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SW7563Q is an intermediate-nondormant variety with strong growthy character, good multiple pest resistance, and high yield potential. SW753Q is adapted to the Sacramento Valley of California and high desert areas of Arizona, upper San Joaquin Valley, Southern New Mexico, Texas, Mexico, and South America. Winter survival is good during wet or cold periods in these locations.

Key Advantages

  • High yield potential with strong summer growth to rival more non-dormant FD8 or FD9 varieties.
  • Good production potential in the ‘shoulder seasons’ bracketing hot summer growth period.
  • High resistance to vascular wilt diseases and Phytophthora root rot enhances tolerance to wet winter conditions.
  • High forage quality potential.
  • Upright stem growth

Major Pest Resistance

  • Fusarium Wilt – Highly Resistant
  • Bacterial Wilt – Moderately Resistant
  • Phytophthora Root Rot – Highly Resistant
  • Anthracnose – Highly Resistant
  • Spotted Alfalfa Aphid – Moderately Resistant
  • Pea Aphid – Highly Resistant
  • Blue Alfalfa Aphid – Moderately Resistant
  • Southern Root Knot Nematode – Moderately Resistant
  • Northern Root Knot Nematode – Highly Resistant
  • Stem Nematode – Resistant
  • Verticillium Wilt – Highly Resistant
  • Aphanomyces Race 1 – Low Resistance

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

Agronomic Traits

  • Large leafy character
  • Growthy variety with excellent yield potential
  • Upright stem growth
  • Fall Dormancy – 7
  • Moderate winterhardiness

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