Description:

FF 4319.A2 RR combines high resistance to Aphanomyces Race 2 and Roundup Ready® Technology. FF 4319.A2 RR performs well over a wide range of environmental conditions and offers very high yield potential where 3 and 4 fall dormancy varieties are seeded.

  • Higher Aph 2 resistance resistance with Roundup Ready® technology
  • Long stand life in adverse weather/soil conditions
  • Disease resistance package promotes stand establishment in wet soils

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Overview:
Cutting System: 3-5
Fall Dormancy: 4.3
Winter Survival: 1.9
Total DRI: 35/35

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

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

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.

Roundup Ready®:

To maximize benefit of Roundup Ready® alfalfa, apply glyphosate to alfalfa seedling at 3-5 trifoliate stage with weeds less than 4 in. tall.

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 trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC, used under license by Forage Genetics International, LLC.