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Attention II Alfalfa (w/Apron® XL)

Attention II Alfalfa (w/Apron® XL) is a top of the line, high yielding variety that carries the StandFast™ Alfalfa Technology trait for improved standability and faster recovery after harvest.
Attention II’s strength is its advantage in providing high forage quality hay in an aggressive managed system with good yields still in the 4th and 5th cuttings.

Attention II alfalfa is pre-inoculated and coated with Apron XL® for improved establishment and growth.
Inoculation is recommended when planting legumes.
*See details on Seed Coatings and Inoculations and the OMRI downloadable certificates are on our Reference Page.

Establishment

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.

Management

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.

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