Vernal Alfalfa is a perennial legume that produces high yields of good quality dry hay material for horses and livestock. Alfalfa is a high protein and high energy food with protein levels reaching approximately 20% when properly harvested. Alfalfa is also an excellent source of calcium for productive dairy animals. In addition to use as a hay material, vernal alfalfa can also be used to produce silage, as part of pasture forage, or for conservation and wildlife. Nutritional quality is at its peak in the low fiber periods during early budding or blooming. Alfalfa leaves are a rich dark green in color and have fine stems.
Vernal alfalfa is a cool weather crop that prefers to grow in the cooler temperatures of spring and fall. Alfalfa will perform best when plant with adequate starting moisture. Vernal alfalfa has good winter hardiness and a moderate regrowth rate after cutting. Vernal alfalfa is deep rooted and drought tolerant. This alfalfa will adapt to deep well drained soils of all types as long as PH levels are within the range of 6.4-7.5. A PH test is useful in determining proper soil amendments. The sowing rate for vernal alfalfa is 15-20 lb per acre when planted alone or 6-15 lb per acre in a mixture.
- 50 lbs
- Sowing Rate: 15-20 lb/acre alone or 6-15 lb/acre in a mixture.
- Deep rooted, drought tolerant, perennial legume.
- Used for hay.
SKU 67030107 Model ALFALFA Weight 50.0000 Color No Size No Width No In Store Only No Price $169.99
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- seed started up in 3 days Review by Tom Flowers
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We bought the seed without knowing anything about the company, the representative was courteous and professional we will be doing business with the company in the future
(Posted on 5/22/2014)
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Product Questionsis this alfalfa durable enough once seeded and growing to survive approx. two to three field floods a year from creek overflow. I don't want to spend the money to seed a field that is flooded several times a year if this seed will not survive after it take hold. thanks for any info you can giveQuestion by: Bill Lawson on Jan 15, 2014 7:56:47 AMHello Bill,
This is what the manufacturer had to say:
No alfalfa no matter how much you pay for it can withstand long term water issues. When roots soak in water over 5-7 days, they ingest the bacteria in the ground and the roots start their decay. The length of exposure to water, tempature and age of the plant determine the severity of the problem. Vernal alfalfa will withstand this environment as well as other varieties- short term flooding (2-3 days) will have a minimal effect, anything longer and the situation changes quickly.Answer by: D.J. (Admin) on Jan 15, 2014 7:56:47 AM