Albert Lea Seed

Products Trial Data

Non-GMO 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 358LH

Next Generation Leafhopper Resistance!

The Best Leafhopper Resistant Alfalfa You Can Plant!

  • “Eighth-Generation” leafhopper resistance is the next level in leafhopper protection
  • Ideal pick for dairy, beef or cash hay producers to maximize yields
  • Consistently outyields WL 353LH and is a direct replacement for it
  • When compared to conventional varieties, WL358LH can tolerate over TEN times the level of potato leafhoppers before spray is necessary
  • Superb yields and quality under 4-, and 5-cut systems
  • Superior digestibility produces more milk and beef and greater profitability
  • Very winter hardy (WSI=2.0) 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 Apex Green Seed Hydroloc (OMRI-approved)

Viking 390AP Brand

Best Disease Resistance

Increase your Yield/Protect Your Stand!

  •  Excellent tonnage in 3- or 4-cut systems
  • Resistance to three strains of Race2 Aphanomyces
  • Less root pruning, better yielding on tough, wet soils
  • Excellent quality, high leaf retention
  • Outstanding on good soils as well
  • Excellent winter survival (WSI=2.0)
  • A “perfect” Disease Resistance Index of 30/30
  • Coated with Apex Green Hydroloc (OMRI-approved)

Viking 372HD Brand

Exceptional Yield & Digestiblity

Exceptional Yield With Exceptional Digestibility

  • One of the highest yielding alfalfas in our line up. Period
  • Exceptional digestibility for more milk per acre
  • Very fast recovery ideal for 4- or 5-cut systems
  • Excellent forage quality, even in late harvest
  • Excellent disease tolerance (DRI=30/30) allows for planting on a wide range of soil types
  • Coated with Apex Green Hydroloc (OMRI-approved)

Viking 370HD Brand

High Digestability

Our Best Value, Tried & True

  • Proven tonnage and highly digestible
  • Very fast regrowth ideal for 3- or 4-cut systems
  • Holds its quality, giving you a wider harvest window
  • Very fast regrowth after cutting (FD=3.7)
  • Slower maturing than Viking 372HD
  • Excellent for dairy or beef hay
  • 30/30 Disease Resistance Index means that you are maximizing the life of the stand and your investment
  • Inoculated with Prevail (OMRI-approved)

Viking 300BR Brand


Best Option on 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
  • Fast recovery and good traffic tolerance
  • Excellent disease resistance (DRI=30/30)
  • Good companion to tap-rooted variety
  • Inoculated with Prevail (OMRI-approved)

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
  • Inoculated with Prevail (OMRI-approved)

Viking 3100 Brand

Agronomically Strong

Yield and Value for 3-Cut System

  • Historically our best-selling alfalfa
  • Ideal for 2- or 3-cut harvest systems
  • 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 Prevail (OMRI-approved)

Honest John Brand

Good Value

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)

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 Prevail (OMRI-approved)



 Value & History

  • Excellent winter hardiness
  • Low disease tolerance; best suited for well drained acres
  • Economical option for hay or plowdown
  • Inoculated with Prevail (OMRI-approved)

Cisco/Nitrogen Brand

Plowdown Alfalfa

High Fall Dormancy Alfalfa for Plowdown
  • 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
  • Coated with Apex Green Hydroloc (OMRI-approved)
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