Dormancy 9 Alfalfa
SW9720 is a high-yielding, non-dormant variety with salt tolerance. Growth is erect with rapid recovery after cutting. SW9720 is adapted to salty soils and to better soils, both in warm and hot temperature areas, from Yolo County, California to the Mexican border and south of there. Yields have been excellent in Davis, CA, Imperial County, CA and Maricopa County, AZ.
For hay production, SW9720 is adapted to areas of California and Arizona where non-dormant varieties are recommended. SW9720 was the highest yielding variety in the non-dormant forage trial of 48 entries at University of California, Davis. It is also doing very well in the Imperial Valley of California and at the University of Arizona Field Station of Maricopa, Arizona.
SW9720 was developed on salty soils near Mendota, California and in salt selection forage trials in Tucson, Arizona. SW9720 was synthesized from 90 plants and is a California Certified Variety.