La Crosse, Wisconsin

WL 354HQ Alfalfa

ecmp2-0180282HQ logo web EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTIVITY AND PERSISTENCE ON YOUR TOUGHEST SOILS

Outstanding yield potential and exceptional forage quality on your toughest soils make WL 354HQ the alfalfa variety of choice for dairy, beef, and cash hay producers looking to significantly reduce the impact of root disease on seedling establishment and stand life.

  • Unique wet soil disease resistance package (including HR to Aphanomyces Race 2) demonstrates significant on-farm benefits in stand establishment, persistence, and forage yield
  • A perfect Disease Resistance Index (DRI) of 35/35
  • Very high yield potential under 3- to 5-cut harvest managements; produces big yields across a wide range of soil types
  • Excellent feed value and superior digestibility helps produce more milk or beef and greater profit potential when fed
  • A great choice for cash hay: WL 354HQ delivers very high RFQ and TDN numbers across a wide range of haying conditions
  • Very winterhardy (WH=1.4); WL 354HQ delivers long stand life even under the toughest weather conditions Fast recovery after cutting and superior standability encourages intensive harvest management
  • Dark green, fine-stemmed, and highly palatable
  • Excellent later-maturing companion to WL 363HQ
  • Very well-adapted for use in the Midwestern, Northern Plains, Pacific Northwest and Northeastern regions of the U.S. for hay and haylage uses

 

CHARACTERISTICS
Maturity Early
Fall Dormancy 3.9
Winterhardiness 1.4
Digestibility/Feed Value Superior
Persistence Index Very High
Recovery After Harvest Very Fast
Standability Excellent

 

DISEASE / INSECT / NEMATODE RATINGS
Bacterial Wilt Highly Resistant
Fusarium Wilt Highly Resistant
Verticillium Wilt Highly Resistant
Anthracnose-Race 1 Highly Resistant
Phytophthora Root Rot Highly Resistant
Aphanomyces-Race 1 Highly Resistant
Aphanomyces-Race 2 Highly Resistant
Leaf Disease Moderately Resistant
Wisconsin Disease Index 35/35
Aphids Resistant
Nemadtodes Moderately Resistant

 

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