WORKHORSES OF THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS
With the exception of California, the bulk of U.S. alfalfa production occurs in states where lower fall dormancy ratings (2-5) may prove beneficial. Our conventional alfalfa varieties have been developed to maximize the shorter growing season, to resist insects and disease associated with cool, wet weather and to bounce back quickly after cutting.
Growers seeking to maximize cuttings, as well as those on a 26- to 30-day cutting schedule, should opt for varieties with higher fall dormancy ratings. These varieties tend to green-up faster in the spring and continue growing later in the fall. This extra growth period and proven alfalfa genetics could be the difference in making one additional cutting to your alfalfa crop.
The NEXGROW brand also offers three excellent non-dormant alfalfa varieties for geographies where winterhardiness isn’t a deciding factor.