New Ameristand 428TQ Alfalfa (w/ GZ® Stamina® & Apron® XL)

Ameristand 428TQ (w/ GZ® Stamina® & Apron® XL) has shown outstanding yields under a 4-5 cut harvest system. Ameristand 428TQ offers a perfect disease resistance rating, including High Resistance to Aphanomyes Race 1, 2 and 3 and High Resistance to Anthracnose Race 1 and 5.

AmeriStand 428TQ 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.

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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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