WL 656HQ



  • Winter-active, very nondormant FD=9.3.
  • High yield potential and outstanding persistence across soil types and harvest schedules.
  • Optimal digestibility supports more milk and greater profit potential when fed.

Area of Primary Adaption

Agronomic Traits

Fall Dormancy9.3
Persistence IndexVery High
Recovery After HarvestVery Fast
Traffic ToleranceVery Good

Key to Charts

HR- High Resistance HQ- High Quality LR- Low Resistance

pest resistance trait

Bacterial WiltMR
Fusarium WiltHR
Anthracnose - Race 1R
Phytophthora Root RotHR
Verticillium WiltHR
Blue Alfalfa AphidsHR
Pea AphidsHR
Spotted Alfalfa AphidHR
Stem NematodeHR
Southern Root Knot NematodeHR

HR- High Resistance HQ- High Quality LR- Low Resistance

WL 656HQ Outyields the Competition

Shafter, CA 2006-2008; Holtville, CA 2008-2009

Univ. of California, Kearney 2009; Shafter, CA 2006-2008

The industry’s first biotechnology-derived reduced-lignin alfalfa trait provides greater harvest flexibility and overall alfalfa quality.

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Roundup Ready® alfalfa varieties allow growers to maximize the genetic potential of their W-L Alfalfa during critical stand establishment and stand life.

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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.