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WL353LH Alfalfa WL355RR Alfalfa WL363HQ Alfalfa 
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   Forage Master Red Clover 

Forage Master Red Clover is a blend of three different, high-producing, elite, double-cut red clover varieties bred for tonnage, disease resistance and stand persistence.

Physical Characteristics:  A legume with potential of lasting 3 years. Moderately tall with large leaves and erect growth habit. Medium green color with pink flowers.

Growth Characteristics:  Excellent seedling vigor with fast regrowth after harvest.

Maturity:  Early to medium maturity.

Disease Tolerance:  High resistance to northern anthracnose with resistance to southern anthracnose and powdery mildew.

Insect Tolerance:  Insects are seldom a problem.

Drought Tolerance:  In general, red clovers have poor drought tolerance.

Planting Requirements:  Plant no deeper than 1/2 inch in early spring or fall, can be frost seeded in late winter.

Seeding Requirements:  Seed 6 to 8 lbs./acre drilled or 12 to 15 lbs./acre broadcast.

Soil and Nutrient Requirements:  Plant on well-drained soils. Prefers soil pH of 6.0 to 7.0. Every ton of dry matter harvested will require 12 lbs./acre of phosphate and 45 lbs./acre of potash.

Harvesting Tips:  Should be cut at the early bloom stage to maximize crude protein and total digestible nutrients. Will not tolerate continuous close grazing over an extended length of time.

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   Will Ladino Clover 

A large-leafed Ladino clover with excellent nutrition, excellent yield potential, superior winter hardiness and persistence in hot climates. Will has rapid regrowth following grazing, and is excellent for pastures and hay. Will is persistent, widely adapted and handles harsh climates. Excellent stolon development and quick establishment help Will compete against weeds.

Physical Characteristics:  Persistent perennial with large, trifoliolate leaves and white flowers. Grows 8 to 12 inches tall. Excellent stolon development (runners) that form shallow roots at the nodes. Leaves are non-hairy and usually marked with a white “V.”

Growth Characteristics:  A shallow-rooted perennial legume with creeping roots that reach up to 15 inches long.

Maturity:  Early to medium maturity, 5 days earlier than Regal.

Disease Tolerance:  A number of leaf and root diseases attack ladino. Close grazing allows light and air penetration to reduce the likelihood of these problems.

Insect Tolerance:  A number of insect species, spider mites, snails and slugs may adversely affect ladino clover establishment.

Drought Tolerance:  Tolerates dry weather.

Planting Requirements:  Plant 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep in spring or fall.

Seeding Requirements:  Seed 1/2 to 2 lbs. drilled or 2 to 4 lbs. broadcast.

Soil and Nutrient Requirements:  Not productive on droughty soils, but will survive dry weather. Prefers a pH of above 6, responds well to potassium.

Harvesting Tips:  To maintain good stands of ladino, manage the pasture for clover rather than companion grasses. Grass competition from undergrazing is one of the major problems in maintaining productive stands of ladino.

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   WL 343HQ Alfalfa

WL343HQ is the highest-quality winterhardy HQ alfalfa W-L has released to date. Superior digestibility produces more milk or beef and greater profitability. Proven ability to maintain feed value over a longer period of time if harvest is delayed.

Physical Characteristics:  Dark green, fine-stemmed, with 78% expression of the multileaf trait.

Growth Characteristics:  Erect growing, perennial legume with many leafy stems. Very high yielding with excellent standability and "very fast" recovery after harvest.

Maturity:  Early maturity, fall dormancy of 3.9 and winterhardiness of 1.7.

Disease Tolerance:  Excellent disease resistance, scoring 30/30 on the disease resistance index.

Insect Tolerance:  High resistence to aphids and resistance to both stem and root knot nematodes.

Drought Tolerance:  Alfalfa in general has very good drought tolerance due to it's long taproot.

Planting Requirements:  Plant 1/4 inch, no deeper than 1/2 inch in early Spring or late Summer/early Fall.

Seeding Requirements:  Drill 15 to 20 lbs/acre or broadcast 25 to lbs/acre in a well prepared seedbed.

Soil and Nutrient Requirements:  Deep well drained soils are best for alfalfa's deep taproot to take advantage of water and nutrients deep in the soil. Phophorus and Potassium are essential for alfalfa production with a pH range of 6.5 to 7.0. If soil test requires lime, apply lime 6 months prior to planting.

Harvesting Tips:For high tonnage and stand persistence, cut at first flower. for higher quality cut at bud stage. Make last cutting at 6 weeks before a killing frost to ensure root reserves for winter survival.

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  WL 353LH Alfalfa

WL 353LH is a high yielding, high quality alfalfa that delivers the best levels of potato leafhopper resistance available today (7th generation). WL 353LH is a true "no-spray" alfalfa, eliminating the need for chemical insect control in areas prone to high leafhopper pressure.

Physical Characteristics:  Dark green, fine-stemmed, highly palatable leafhopper resistant variety.

Growth Characteristics:  Very fast recovery after harvest. Dramatic improvements in agronomic performance (yield, forage quality, persistence) with or without leafhopper pressure. Impressive visual appeal under high leafhopper pressure. Very well adapted for use in the Midwestern U.S.

Maturity:  An early, Fall Dormancy 4.0 with winterhardiness of 1.9.

Disease Tolerance:   30/30 on the disease resistance index of diseases that affect alfalfa

Insect Tolerance:  Highly resistant to potato leafhopper and resistant to pea aphids and nematodes.

Drought Tolerance:  Very good drought tolerance.

Planting Requirements:  In a well prepared seedbed plant no deeper than 1/2 inch and roll before and after seeding.

Seeding Requirements:  Drill 15 to 20 lbs./acre or broadcast 25 to 30 lbs/acre of preinoculated seed.

Soil and Nutrient Requirements:  Deep, well drained soils are best for alfalfa's long taproot to take advantage of water and nutrients deep in the soil. Phosphorous and potassium are essential for alfalfa production with a pH range of 6.5 to 7.0. If soil test requires lime, apply 6 months before planting.

Harvesting Tips:  For higher quality forage, cut at the bud stage, for higher yields and stand persistence, cut at first flower. Make the last cutting 6 weeks before a killing frost.

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   WL 355RR Alfalfa

WL355RR has exceptional tolerance to Roundup® herbicide. A very high yielding variety with outstanding productivity across a wide range of soil types. Very winterhardy delivers long stand life under the toughest weather conditions.
Physical Characteristics:  Dark green, fine stemmed, and highly palatable

Growth Characteristics:  Very fast recovery after cutting and superior standability encourages intensive harvest management.

Maturity:  Early, fall dormancy 4.0 and winterhardiness of 1.8

Disease Tolerance:  Excellent with the highest rating in the disease resistance index

Insect Tolerance:  Resitance to Pea Aphid and Stem Nematode and highly resistant to Spotted Alfalfa Aphid

Drought Tolerance:  Excellent drought tolerance

Planting Requirements:  In a well prepared seedbed plant no deeper than 1/2 inch, roll before and after seeding.

Seeding Requirements:  Drill 15 to 20lbs per acre or broadcast 25 to 30lbs per acre of preinoculated seed

Soil & Nutrient Requirements:  Soil that drains well is best for alfalfa and the pH should be 6.5 to 7.0. A soild test should be taken to determine fertility needs. Alfalfa responds well to phosphorus and potassium applications, especially in the fall to help build root reserves for winter survival.

Harvesting Tips:  For higher quality forage, cut at the bud stage, for maximum tonnage cut at first flower.


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  WL 367RRHQ 

First Roundup Ready/HQ (High Forage Quality) stacked alfalfa on the market. Brings together the best characteristics of WL355RR and WL357HQ. Excellent tolerance to Roundup® non selective herbicide

Physical Characteristics:   Dark green, very fine stemmed, multileaf variety

Growth Characteristics:  Very fast recovery after harvest with excellent standability and has the ability to hold high feed value in the field over a longer period of time.

Maturity:  Early, Fall dormancy 4.7, winterhardiness 1.9

Disease Tolerance:  30/30 on the disease resistance index with high resistance to Verticillium Wilt

Insect Tolerance:  Resistant to Aphids and Nematodes

Drought Tolerance:  Very good, alfalfa's deep tap root aids in drought tolerance

Planting Requirements:  Plant no deeper than 1/2 inch in a well prepaered seedbed. Rolling before and after seeding will be helpful.

Seeding Requirements:  Drill 15 to 20 lbs per acre of preinoculated seed or broadcast 25 to 30 lbs in a well prepared seedbed.

Soil & Nutrient Requirements:  Soils that are well drained are preferred for alfalfa's deep taproot to take advantage of water and nutrients deep in the soil. Phosphorous and Potassium are essntial for alfalfa production with a pH of 6.5 to 7.0. If lime is required, apply 6 months in advance of any alfalfa seedings.

Harvesting Tips:  For higher quality forage, cut at the first bud stage; for maximum forage yield and stand pereistence, cut at first flower. Make the last cutting at least 6 weeks prior to a killing frost to ensure build-up of root reserves for winter survival, 
 

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   WL 363HQ Alfalfa

WL 363HQ is a great choice for cash hay. Delivers very high RFQ and TDN numbers across a wide range of haying conditions. WL 363HQ delivers higher forage quality and greater harvest flexibility with less risk of rain damage to hay and haylage when harvest is delayed.

Physical Characteristics:  Multi-leaf expression at 83%, dark green, fine stemmed and highly palatable.

Growth Characteristics:  Multi-leaf variety with excellent recovery after harvest and has excellent standability. Very high persistence index for long stand life.

Maturity:  Early maturity with a fall dormancy of 4.9 and winter hardiness of 1.6.

Disease Tolerance:  Excellent with a DRI of 30/30, expressing High Resistance to the major diseases that affect alfalfa.

Insect Tolerance:  High resistance to Aphids, Stem Nematode, and Root Rot Nematode.

Drought Tolerance:  Due to alfalfa's deep taproot drought tolerance is very good.

Planting Requirements:  A firm seedbed is important for alfalfa as is seeding depth, which should be no deeper that 1/2 inch. Rolling ground before seeding and after will help ensure a stand.

Seeding Requirements:  Drill 15 to 20 lbs of inoculated seed or broadcast 25 to 30 lbs per acre.

Soil and Nutrient Requirements:  Alfalfa prefers a well-drained soil with a pH of 6.5 to 7.0. A soil test should be taken to determine fertility needs. Alfalfa responds well to phosphorus and potassium applications, especially in the Fall to help build root reserves for Winter survival.

Harvesting Tips:  For maximum quality forage, cut at the bud stage, for maximum tonnage and stand persistence, cut at first flower. Make the last cutting 6 weeks before a killing frost to ensure build-up of root reserves for Winter survival.


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