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 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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