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Alfalfa Varieties

Alfalfa is a tap-rooted, multi-cut, perennial forage legume. It is very productive, drought tolerant, widely adapted, and is the second most commonly planted forage legume in the world. We carry a wide range of alfalfa varieties to fit most farming situations and budgets.
Alfalfa Agronomic Basics

WL 363HQ

Highest Yielding

Highest Yielding, Highest Quality

Albert Lea Seed

  • Very high yielding under 4- and 5-cut harvest management
  • Will compete with any alfalfa variety for both yield and quality
  • Outstanding cold tolerance (WSI=1.6) for long stand life and very fast recovery (FD=4.9)
  • Very high level of multi-leaf expression (88%)
  • A "perfect" Disease Resistance Index of 30/30
  • Unmatched feed value produces more milk and beef per ton
  • Proven ability to retain forage quality at flowering for greater harvest flexibility
  • Improves on and replaced the WL 357HQ variety
  • Coated with Apron XL® fungicide with Growth Promoter

WL 353LH (Leafhopper)

Best Leafhopper Resistance

The Best Leafhopper Resistant Alfalfa You Can Plant!

Albert Lea Seed

  • “Seventh Generation” leafhopper resistance is the best in the industry
  • Better winter survival, better leafhopper resistance, and higher yielding than WL 347LH
  • A true “No Spray” alfalfa (cost of spraying equal to the cost of any tonnage lost by not spraying)
  • Very high yielding under 3-, 4-, and 5-cut systems
  • Superior digestibility produces more milk and beef and greater profitability
  • Very winter hardy (WSI=1.9) and strong persistence provides long stand life
  • Dark-green, fine-stemmed, and highly digestible plants make high quality hay
  • A “perfect” Disease Resistance Index of 30/30
  • Coated with OMRI-approved Apex Green Seed Coating

WL 354HQ (Aphanomyces 2)

Exceptional Yields

Exceptional Yields, Plus Disease Resistance

Albert Lea Seed

  • Excellent quality and yield under a 3 or 4 cut harvest system
  • Unique wet-soil disease resistance package (including HR to Aphanomyces Race 2 Root Rot) demonstrates significant on-farm benefits in stand establishment, persistence, and forage yield
  • Fast recovery after cutting and superior standability encourages intensive harvest management
  • Dark green, fine-stemmed, and highly palatable
  • Very winter hardy (WSI=1.4) and perfect Disease Resistance (DRI of 35/35)
  • Later maturing and well-adapted to the Midwest and Northeast regions of the U.S.
  • Coated with Apron XL® fungicide with Growth Promoter

WL356HQ.RR -New

Aphanomyces Race 2 Protection + Ease of Roundup



  • Excellent tolerance to Roundup or other glyphosate, non-selective herbicides
  • Resistance to Aphanomyces race 2 makes WL 356HQ.RR ideal for wetter soils
  • “HQ” designation gives stronger yield potential, improves milk or beef production leading to higher profitability when fed
  • Extremely winterhardy (WSI=1.6) allows for a longer stand life
  • Perfect disease resistance score (DRI=35/35) promotes fast establishment and a longer stand life
  • Quick recovery (FD=3.8) makes WL 356HQ.RR great for 3- and 5-cut systems

Profusion Hybrid Alfalfa

Next-Generation Yields

Next Generation Hybrid Alfalfa

Albert Lea Seed

  • Very high yield potential, simply more milk per acre
  • Produces thick, fine-stemmed forage
  • Fast establishment and regrowth after cutting (FD=4.0)
  • Best adapted to a 28-day cut cycle
  • Not worth planting if you cut 3 or fewer times per year
  • Higher yield comes from a thicker, branchier stand, not taller growth
  • Excellent disease resistance (DRI=30/30)
  • Highly productive in both wet and dry years
  • Extremely winter hardy (WSI=1.6)
  • Inoculated with Nitragin® Gold (OMRI-listed)

Viking 390AP Brand

Aphanomyces 2 Resistance

Best-in-Class Disease Resistance, Yield, and Quality

  • Resistance to multiple strains of Race2 Aphanomyces
  • Very high yields, fast establishment and recovery
  • Excellent quality, high leaf retention
  • Consistent performance over a wide range of soil types
  • High fall dormancy (FD=4) suitable for 3- and 4-cut systems
  • Excellent winter survival (WSI=2.0)
  • A “perfect” Disease Resistance Index of 30/30
  • Inoculated with Nitragin® Gold (OMRI-listed)

Viking 372HD Brand -New

Exceptional High Yield Paired with High Quality

  • Next generation of quality (HD = high digestibility)
  • Simply more milk to acre, period.
  • Very persistent (WSI=2.0) variety with very good plant health
  • Excellent disease tolerance (DRI=30/30) allows for planting on a wide range of soil types
  • Very fast recovery after cutting (FD=3.6)
  • Inoculated with Nitragin Gold (OMRI-listed)

Viking 370HD Brand

Farmer-Tested, Cattle Approved

Our Best Value, Farmer-Tested, Cattle-Approved Alfalfa

  • Exceptional yield combined with outstanding digestibility means more milk or beef per acre
  • Holds its quality, giving you a wider harvest window
  • Very fast regrowth after cutting (FD=3.7)
  • Excellent winter hardiness (WSI=2.0)
  • 30/30 Disease Resistance Index means that you are maximizing the life of the stand and your investment
  • Inoculated with Nitragin® Gold (OMRI-listed)

Lancer (Leafhopper)

Next Generation Genetics

Next Generation of Enforcer Alfalfa

  • “Sixth Generation” leafhopper resistance
  • Extremely good yields, beating Pioneer’s 54V54 by 29% in performance yield checks
  • Excellent disease tolerance with a Disease Resistance Index rating of 30/30
  • Lancer has a WSI rating of 2.0, making it a very good winter hardy variety
  • Fast recovery after cutting and a Fall Dormancy rating of 4.0 makes it one of the most persistent and productive varieties in our lineup
  • Highly tolerant to a wide range of climate and soil conditions
  • Coated with Allegiance® fungicide (not suitable for organic crop production)

Foregrazer Brand (Traffic-Tolerant)

Traffic-Tolerant

Replaces Stampede, Better Yield and Quality

  • Heavy duty, high yielding alfalfa geared for aggressive cut systems of 3-, 4-, or 5-cuts/year
  • Foregrazer Brand has sunken crowns for more protection from hoof and/or wheel traffic
  • Excellent choice for haying or grazing, giving you more flexibility
  • Exceptional disease resistance with Aphanomyces Races 1 & 2 resistance
  • Very high forage quality combined with excellent yield potential
  • Very good winter hardiness ratings (WSI=1.8) and good regrowth (FD=4.0)
  • Superior Disease Resistance Index rating (DRI=30/30)
  • Inoculated with Nitragin® Gold (OMRI listed)

Viking 300BR Brand

Branch-Rooted

The Best Alfalfa for Poorly Drained Soils

  • Selected for yield and high expression of the branch-rooted trait
  • Keeps more root above the water table
  • Secures plant in ground better to reduce frost heaving
  • High yielding and winter hardy (WSI=1.7)
  • Excellent disease resistance (DRI=30/30)
  • Quick recovery after cutting (FD=3.8)
  • Very good traffic tolerance
  • Inoculated with Nitragin® Gold (OMRI-listed)

Matrix Creeping

Creeping Alfalfa

Creeping Alfalfa with Disease Resistance!

  • Strong yields and high quality with a second-to-none creeping habit (spreads by roots)
  • On lighter soils and drier conditions, can out-yield tap-rooted varieties
  • The first creeping alfalfa with excellent all-around disease resistance for wetter soils (DRI=25/30)
  • Has some tolerance to frost heaving and ice sheeting (FD=2)
  • Begins creeping habit sooner than any other creeping alfalfa
  • Matrix Creeping Alfalfa is included in our Grazing Mix for high-quality, high-tonnage pasture mix
  • Inoculated with Nitragin® Gold (OMRI listed)

Viking 357 Brand

Tonnage Monster

Tonnage Monster for Most Classes of Livestock

  • One of the fastest establishing alfalfa varieties tested in any state
  • One of the highest yielding varieties in its first year of university testing at 112% of the average
  • Best suited for hay and haylage producers looking for excellent yields
  • Exceptional disease resistance with Aphanomyces Races 1 & 2 resistance (DRI=30/30)
  • Good regrowth after cutting (FD=3.4)
  • Good winter hardiness (WSI=2.5) and resistance to major root diseases give you good persistence
  • Inoculated with Nitragin® Gold (OMRI listed)

Viking 3100 Brand

Our best selling alfalfa

Agronomically Strong, Good Yields

  • One of our all-time best-selling alfalfa varieties
  • Good yielding and good recovery after cutting (FD=3.0)
  • Very good winter hardiness (WSI=2.6) and Disease Resistance Index (28/30) provides good persistence
  • Inoculated with Nitragin® Gold (OMRI)

Honest John Brand

Good Value

You Will Not Find a Better Value in Alfalfa Seed

  • A blend of high-yielding, disease-resistant alfalfas with good winter hardiness
  • Well-adapted for haylage or dry hay across the upper Midwest
  • Some lots may contain up to 3% red clover–listed clearly on the tag
  • Inoculated with Nitragin® Gold (OMRI)

Cisco/Nitrogen Brand

Plowdown Alfalfa

  • An improved alfalfa variety bred for maximum one-year biomass production & N-fixation
  • Excellent leaf retention & forage quality
  • Very high Fall Dormancy rating (FD=9.0)
  • Best used on well drained soils as a single season hay field or plowdown crop
  • Will winterkill in the upper-Midwest

Black Market Flemish Brand

Quick Recovery Alfalfa

Grows Fast—Great For Short Rotations or as a Plowdown

  • A quick-recovery Flemish-type alfalfa best suited for shorter rotations or as a plowdown
  • Best suited to well-drained soils due to its limited disease resistance
  • Inoculated with Nitragin® Gold (OMRI)

Vernal

Winterhardy

  • Excellent winter hardiness
  • Low disease tolerance; best suited for well drained acres
  • Economical option for hay or plowdown
  • Inoculated with Nitragin Gold