2020 Supreme Brand Alfalfa
2020 Supreme Brand Alfalfa is an exciting, economical alfalfa blend designed for long rotations. 2020 Supreme is an enhanced blend of quality alfalfa selections chosen for persistence, plant health and yield potential.
2020 offers producers a strong plant with a superior disease package and high quality forage attributes.
2020 is a very versatile blend that performs well on a wide range of soil types and growing conditions, making it a great choice in a pure stand or an excellent complement in a mixed ration with clovers and/or grasses.
2020 Supreme Brand alfalfa is an untreated/non-gmo alfalfa pre-inoculated with an OMRI listed inoculation for improved establishment and growth.
*Details on seed coatings, inoculations and our OMRI certificate are available on our Resources Page.
Plant alfalfa at 1/4″ depth in a soil bed that is moist, fertile and firm. Plant at least 1/2″ depth on sandy soils.
Alfalfa prefers crumbly silt loam to sandy loam textures, but alfalfa will grow well on most deep, well-drained soils with adequate internal and surface drainage.
The pH level for alfalfa should be 6.5-7.2.
Alfalfa may be planted in spring or early fall.
*Do not harvest alfalfa seeded in late summer/early fall until the following spring.
*Alfalfa will die if the soil is saturated for an extended period.
For maximum yields, it is important to have 20-30 plants per square foot during the seedling year for protection against weed competition.
Apply lime and fertilizer as needed.
Alfalfa is a heavy potash user, some micronutrient supplements would be beneficial (boron, sulfur, zinc).
First year seedings should be cut at 25% bloom.
Cut alfalfa three-four times a year from budding to full flower, depending on forage quality needed.
The last cutting or grazing of alfalfa should be 4 weeks before the killing frost.