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Dormancy 5 Alfalfa

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SW5909 has high yield potential with very good pest and disease resistance, especially well suited where stem nematode resistance is needed. It is broadly adapted for regions where fall dormancy five is desired. Known for its heavy first cut yields.

Key Advantages

  • High yield potential
  • Very good pest and disease resistance
  • Highly adaptable with strong performance in the northwest U.S. and China, where fall dormancy 5 is desired
  • Bred using traditional plant breeding methods
  • High yielding medium-fast recovery type
  • SW5909 has been shown to have extremely strong first cut yields in northwest intermountain regions

Major Pest Resistance

  • Anthracnose – Highly Resistant
  • Phytopthora Root Rot – Highly Resistant
  • Aphanomyces (race 1) – Highly Resistant
  • Aphanomyces (race 2) – Resistant
  • Bacterial Wilt – Highly Resistant
  • Verticillium Wilt – Resistant
  • Fusarium Wilt – Highly Resistant
  • Stem Nematode – Highly Resistant
  • Pea Aphid – 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

(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.