La Crosse, Wisconsin

WL 356HQ.RR Alfalfa


  • Very high yield potential under 3- to 5-cut harvest managements
  • Unique wet soil disease resistance package (HR to Aphanomyces Race 2) promoting better stand establishment, persistence, and forage yield
  • WL 356HQ.RR carries the “HQ” designation, exhibiting strong potential to deliver higher feed intake, improve milk production, and increase profitability when fed
  • Very winterhardy (WH=1.6); WL 356HQ.RR delivers long stand life under adverse weather and soil conditions
  • Highly resistant (HR) to stem nematode
  • Perfect Disease Resistance Index (DRI) of 35/35 promotes fast seedling establishment and long stand life
  • Ideal FD4 variety for Midwest, Northern Plains, Pacific
  • Northwest and Northeastern region of the U.S. for hay and haylage uses


Maturity Early
Fall Dormancy 3.8
Winterhardiness 1.6
Digestibility/Feed Value Superior
Persistence Index Very High
Recovery After Harvest Very Fast
Traffic Tolerance Very Good
Standability Excellent
Multileaf Expression Very High


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 Resistant
Leaf Disease Highly Resistant
Wisconsin Disease Index 35/35
Aphids Resistant
Stem Nematode Highly Resistant


Based on the decision of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on January 27, 2011, Genuity® Roundup Ready® Alfalfa seed is available for sale and distribution by authorized Seed Companies or their dealers for use in the United States only. This seed may not be planted outside of the United States, or for the production of seed, or sprouts. Monsanto Company is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). Monsanto products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with Monsanto’s Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. This product has been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. Do not export Genuity® Roundup Ready® alfalfa seed or crop, including hay or hay products, to China pending import approval. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their grain handler or product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product. Excellence Through Stewardship® is a registered trademark of Biotechnology Industry Organization. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready® crops contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Roundup Ready® and Roundup® are registered trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. ©2011 Monsanto Company.