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Organic Alfalfa Varieties

ORGANIC ALFALFA SEED FOR FORAGE

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 premium selection of organic alfalfa varieties to fit any field, rotation or budget.

We recommend a seeding rate of 12-15 lbs/acre into a well prepared seedbed.

Alfalfa Agronomic Basics

Organic Honest John Brand

Haylage or Dry Hay

 

  • Quality alfalfa with a trace of clover
  • 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 contain > 3% red clover-listed clearly on the tag
  • Inoculated with Prevail (OMRI-approved)

 

 

Organic Appaloosa (Out of Stock)

Grazing or Haying Variety

 

  • Very high-yielding low-crown set alfalfa blend
  • Excellent quality with a high leaf-to-stem ratio
  • Excellent choice for haying or grazing (tolerant to wheel & hoof traffic)
  • Very good winter hardiness and disease resistance
  • Inoculated with Prevail (OMRI-approved)

Organic Viking 340M

High Leaf-to-Stem Ratio

 

  • High quality, FD3, multi-leaf alfalfa
  • Good all-around disease resistance
  • Very good yields, quick recovery in a 3-cut system
  • Good choice for all classes of livestock
  • Coated with Apex Green Hydroloc (OMRI-approved)

Organic Hardy

Economical Choice--Great Persistence

 

  • A very winterhardy alfalfa variety (WSI 2.2)
  • Good for short haying rotations on heavy soils or long rotations on drier ground
  • Good inexpensive plowdown option
  • Limited disease resistance, avoid wet ground
  • Inoculated with Prevail (OMRI-approved)

Organic Viking 3800

Consistent and Versatile

 

  • Very high-yielding alfalfa (FD=4) with fast recovery
  • Excellent quality, well-suited for dairy or beef cows
  • Excellent disease resistance (29/30 DRI)
  • Deep crown set; can withstand mild to moderate wheel & hoof traffic
  • Medium resistance to potato leafhopper
  • Best suited for 3- or 4-cut systems
  • Coated with Apex Green Hydroloc

Organic Charger

Fastest Establishment

 

  • Fast establishment and recovery after cutting
  • Excellent choice for one or two year hay rotations
  • Flemish variety produced in South Dakota
  • Very winter-hardy, limited disease resistance
  • Good fit as a one-year plowdown alfalfa
  • Coated with Apex Green Hydroloc (OMRI-approved)

Organic Nitrogen Brand (Out of Stock)

Maximum Tonnage Seeding Year

 

  • Alfalfa variety bred for maximum 1-year biomass & Nitrogen production
  • Good leaf retention and forage quality
  • High Fall Dormancy Rating (FD=9)
  • Best used as a single season hay crop or plowdown
  • Will likely winterkill in the Upper Midwest
  • Coated with APEX Green Hydroloc Seed Coating (OMRI-approved)

Organic Viking 540LH (Out of Stock)

Leafhopper Resistance

 

  • Premium quality forage with excellent resistance to potato leafhoppers
  • High-yielding variety; fast establishment, quick recovery
  • Superior resistance to phytophthora, fusarium, and aphanomyces root rots
  • Good persistence on wetter soils
  • Strong winter survival score (WSI=2)
  • Coated with Apex Green Hydroloc (OMRI-approved)

Organic Viking 372HD (Out of Stock)

Yield & Quality

 

  • The highest yielding alfalfa we sell combined with excellent digestibility equals best-in-class milk per acre
  • Very fast regrowth after cutting, suited for 4- and 5-cut systems
  • Excellent winter hardiness (WSI=2) 
  • 30/30 Disease Resistance Index rating help to maximize the life of the stand and your investment
  • Coated with Apex Green Hydroloc (OMRI-approved)

Organic Viking 5200 Brand

High Yield & Fast Recovery

 

  • Fall Dormancy 5 alfalfa with good winter survival rating
  • Best adapted for the I-80 corridor and south
  • High yield and fast recovery after cutting
  • Superior forage quality
  • Excellent disease package (30/30 DRI)
  • Performs well over a wide variety of soils
  • Good saline tolerance
  • Coated with Nitro-Coat® (OMRI listed)

Organic Travois Creeping Alfalfa

Winter Survivor

 

  • Grazing-type alfalfa with good disease resistance
  • Stems grow near ground level but with rising tips
  • Lateral roots prevent losses from soil heaving
  • Proven winter survival in the north
  • Inoculated with Prevail
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