HarvXtra® Alfalfa

HarvXtra® alfalfa is the industry’s first genetically-enhanced reduced-lignin alfalfa. This technology gives growers unprecedented control by widening cutting windows and giving the choice to maintain the current harvest schedule for higher-quality forage or delay harvest for increased tonnage without sacrificing quality. It is the most advanced alfalfa in the industry and provides a significant edge in your field.

  • Genetically enhanced HarvXtra® alfalfa changes the correlation between forage quality and stage of maturity by modifying lignin content beyond what is possible with conventional breeding techniques.
  • In a 2015 trial, lignin content in HarvXtra® alfalfa was more than 20 percent lower, and NDFD was 15-20 percent higher  than any of the commercial check varieties at the last sampling date.
  • In addition to maintaining forage quality over a longer period, this alfalfa variety is also Roundup Ready®, giving growers the enhanced broad-spectrum weed control they expect from the Roundup® system.
Privacy and Terms

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.