Bulldog 505 Alfalfa Seed - Bulldog 505 Alfalfa is one of two new dual purpose alfalfas bred and developed by Dr. Joe Bouton at the University of Georgia, Bulldog 505 Alfalfa should be planted north of Macon, GA. Bulldog 505 Alfalfa has shown excellence in field trials conducted at Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Pennsylvannia. Grazing alfalfa increases body weight and antler size for deer. Alfalfa food plots make a good feeding habitat for wild turkeys and quail. Bulldog 505 has also done well overseeded into Bermuda grass hay fields which serves to increase hay quality and eliminate the need for nitrogen applications! Bulldog 505 has been bred to stand up to aggressive grazing and to tolerate strong treading and trampling. Good disease resistance, drought tolerance and excellent winterhardiness are also characteristics of Bulldog 505. Bulldog 505 is a semi-dormant variety that has a Fall dormancy rating of 5.
Alfalfa for Wildlife Food Plots:
Alfalfa is a cool season perennial legume that is a favorite summer long forage for deer and turkeys. Alfalfa is high in protein and produces tons of high quality forage for wildlife. These plantings also attract beneficial insects for upland game birds and turkeys. Alfalfa is also an excellent companion crop for clover. Alfalfa is suited for a wide range of soils but does best on fertile well-drained sites. Preferred pH is 6.5.
Seed Rate: 20 - 25 lb.
Seed Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inch
Planting Time: Fall in the South; Spring
This seed is pre-inoculated.
Planting Alfalfa Seed:
Plant in fall (best time for the Southern US)or spring at the rate of 20 lbs. per acre and no deeper than 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Apply 0-20-20 annually at the rate of 500 lbs. per acre. After 50% bloom alfalfa should be mowed off or cut and baled into hay and removed from food plot area to allow new tender regrowth.