AmeriStand 427TQ Alfalfa (w/ GZ® Stamina® & Apron® XL)
Ameristand 427TQ (w/ GZ® Stamina® & Apron® XL) is a trial topping, Traffic Tested™ forage variety with superior yield performance.
427TQ has a perfect disease resistance score of 35/35 DRI from the NAAIC Board with an HR for both races 1 and 2 of Aphanomyces , which are severe in the midwestern belt regions.
427TQ was selected for superior forage quality and for its very fast recovery for frequent harvest schedules under intensive management systems.
Ameristand 427TQ has improved salt tolerance of germinating seeds. (GZ, Stamina & Apron XL are NOT approved for Organic Use!)
AmeriStand 427TQ alfalfa is coated w/ GZ® Stamina® & Apron® XL) and pre-inoculated for improved establishment and growth.
Inoculation is recommended when planting legumes.
(Apron XL in NOT approved for Organic Use!)
*Details on Seed Coatings, Inoculations & the OMRI downloadable certificates on our Reference Page.
Plant at 1/4″ depth. An ideal soil bed is moist, fertile and firm. 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. Plant at least 1/2″ depth on sandy soils.
Alfalfa may be planted in the spring or early fall. Apply lime and fertilizer as needed. Your pH levels should be 6.5-7.0.
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.
Do not harvest alfalfa seeded in late summer/early fall until the following spring.
Allow new seedlings to start to bloom before the first harvest. Cut alfalfa three-four times a year when stand is 25% flowered.