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Alamo Alfalfa Blend- Certified- 5 lb

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Description: Alfalfa is widely grown throughout the world as forage for cattle and can be harvested as hay. Alamo is a strong perennial blend which is long-lived if kept under favorable conditions. The Alamo Alfalfa blend is a dark green color and has excellent leaf retention. The stems are erect and grow from a wood crown to about 2-3 ft. tall. Alfalfa also have a tap root which may penetrate deep into the soil, improving its drought tolerance. In forage yield trials, Alamo Alfalfa blend out preformed several other varieties in 2006, 2007, and 2008.

**Alamo Alfalfa Blend is Non-Gmo*

Seeding Rate: 20-25lbs per acre
Planting Time: Fall, Spring
Seed Depth: ¼ inch
pH: 6.5 or above
Inoculant: EL Required
Fall Dormancy: 11.0
Early Seedling Vigor: Excellent
Recovery after cutting: Fast
Leaf Retention: Excellent
Plant Color: Dark Green
Growth Habit: Upright from Crown
Fineness of Stem:

  • Spring: Moderately Fine
  • Late Summer: Fine

Adaptation
The Alamo Alfalfa Certified blend is adapted to traditional western and southwestern U.S among many other places in the world. This variety combines exceptional yield and food forage potential. Alamo Alfalfa will grow well in fertile soils with fair to good drainage that are not too acidic.

Establishment/Management
Fall Dormancy is the ability of alfalfa to grow in the fall. The taller the alfalfa grows in the fall, the less dormant it is. Dormancy is ranked on a scale of 1 to 11, with 1 being the most dormant and 11 being the least dormant. The Alamo Alfalfa blend has a dormancy rating of 11, which means that this mixture will grow taller in the fall compared other varieties. When seeding this blend, you will want to start with a smooth seedbed that is free of weeds. The seeds will also need adequate moisture for germination and emergence. In general, graze or cut for hay when alfalfa is in early bloom and cut to about a 2-inch height. Successive grazing’s and cuttings for hay should occur at ¼ bloom stage or after a 5-6- week recovery period. Alfalfa can better withstand grazing if rotational grazing is used. Alfalfa may cause livestock to blend and care should be used in managing such grazing to reduce the possibility of this hazard.

Alamo Alfalfa combines exceptional yield and good forage quality potential. Alamo is an excellent choice for forage production throughout the U.S. The Alamo Alfalfa has a dark green color and fast recovery after cutting give this blend excellent visual impact.

Courtesy of: USDA






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