Description:

919 Brand alfalfa products contain a blend of high quality alfalfa varieties that bring high yield and forage quality potential with the exceptional persistence you demand.

  • A favorite of dairymen and hay producers; 919 alfalfa is scientifically blended for good yields, winter hardiness and resistance to key diseases
  • Unlike other lower cost alfalfa, 919 alfalfa is treated for early disease protection
  • 919 alfalfa has moderate to fast recovery for optimum yields in 3-cut systems

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919

Overview:
Cutting System: 3-5
Fall Dormancy: 3.0
Winter Survival: Hardy
Total DRI: 23/30

Disease & Pest Control:
Phytophthora Root Rot: HR
Verticillium Wilt: R
Anthracnose: R
Bacterial Wilt: R
Fusarium Wilt: R
Aphanomyces Race 1: LR
Aphanomyces Race 2: NR
Pea Aphid: MR
Potato Leafhopper: NR
Stem Nematode: R

Characteristics:
Establishment: Fast
Persistence: Med
Drought Tolerance: Med
Winter Hardiness: Med
Palatability: High
Yield Potential: High
Grazing Tolerance: High

Resistance Ratings:

HR = Highly Resistant, 51% or more resistant plants
R = Resistant, 31 – 50% resistant plants
MR = Moderately Resistant, 15 – 30% resistant plants
LR = Low Resistance, 6 – 14% resistant plants
S = Susceptible, 0 – 5% resistant plants
NR = Not Rated

Seeding Rate:
Alone (lbs./acre): 15-20
Mixes (lbs./acre): 8-10
Seeds/lb.: 227,000
Depth (in.): 1/4 (fine textured soil); 1/2 (sandy soil)

Planting Time:
Mar.-May; Aug.-Sept.
Emergence (days): 7
Life Cycle: Perennial

Adaptation
Grows best on deep, well-drained, friable soil with pH 6.5-7.5.

Establishment
Plant alfalfa seed in clean, smooth, firm seedbed with adequate moisture. Ensure good surface drainage. Do not seed as first crop on newly leveled land where fill may settle and cause poor surface drainage. A combination drill and packer is desirable. Cultipack soil before and after seeding to help stand establishment.

Spring seeding can occur 30 days before last killing frost. Late summer-sown alfalfa seed can also be successful. Allow for adequate growth prior to first killing frost.

Rotational Grazing:

Graze early bloom (1/4 in. bloom) to 2 in. Potential bloat hazard. Use caution when grazing. Alfalfa best withstands grazing if rotated frequently or grazed in small strips.

Hay or Haylage Harvest:

Cut early bloom; last cutting should be 3-4 wks. before first killing frost.