Your Alfalfa Management Checklist

1. Test soil and determine fertility requirements.

Solid soil fertility is imperative for high-producing alfalfa. Soil test and fertilize, not just for baseline maintenance but also taking into account your yield goals and nutrient removal throughout your cropping cycle.

2. Choose the right W-L Alfalfas variety.

There is a lot to consider when picking the right variety for your operation, including your yield and quality goals, the variety’s fall dormancy rating and your preferred cutting frequency. Talk to your local W-L Alfalfas retailer for assistance.

3. Plan your weed control.

Longer growing seasons and more cuts make weed control especially vital. Glyphosate resistant varieties with the Roundup Ready® Alfalfa trait allow for maximum control of weeds at establishment and throughout the season.

4. Assess your established stand’s potential.

Assess your stand’s potential yield using stem density per square foot. Stands with fewer than 40 stems per square foot indicates severely limited yield potential and should be rotated out.

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For the 2020 growing seasons, growers must direct any product produced from HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology seed or crops (including hay and hay products) only to US domestic use. 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 product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product.

Due to factors outside of Forage Genetics International’s (FGI) control, such as weather, crop production patterns, and other factors, results to be obtained, including but not limited to yields or financial performance, cannot be predicted or guaranteed by FGI. Results are based upon FGI controlled tests and field trials and public trials. Results may vary.

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. HarvXtra® is a registered trademark of Forage Genetics International, LLC. HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology is enabled with Technology from The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.