AmeriStand 419LH Alfalfa (w/ GZ® Stamina® & Apron® XL)

AmeriStand 419LH (w/ GZ® Stamina® & Apron® XL) is a ninth generation leaf hopper resistant alfalfa selected for enhanced glandular hair trait expression, high forage yields and excellent winterhardiness. Ameristand 419LH is a multi-foliate variety bred for increased forage quality. Ameristand 419LH has an excellent disease resistance (35/35) with a high resistance to six common alfalfa diseases plus leafhopper and aphids Ameristand 419LH is known for its fast recovery after cutting and excellent forage quality. (GZ, Stamina & Apron XL are NOT approved for Organic Use!)

AmeriStand 419LH alfalfa is pre-inoculated and coated with GZ, Stamina & Apron XL® for improved establishment and growth..
(GZ, Stamina & Apron XL are NOT approved for Organic use!)
Inoculation is recommended when planting legumes.
*Details on Seed Coatings, Treatments and Inoculations are available on our Reference Page.

Establishment

Plant Alfalfa at 1/4″ depth in a soil bed that is moist, fertile and firm and 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.
For maximum yields, it is important to have 20-30 plants per square foot during the seedling year for protection against weed competition.
*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.

Management

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.

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