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Certified 4241 Creeping Alfalfa

4241 Creeping Alfalfa is a superior creeping-rooted alfalfa that does not sacrifice yield or quality for a strong creeping habit.
4241 has a large crown that is well suited for the traffic and abuse of grazing.
4241 Creeping alfalfa is a very winter hardy creeper that can withstand ice sheeting and frost heaving pressures better than other alfalfa varieties.
This trifoliate is fine-stemmed, medium to late maturing and high yielding.
4241 works well in longer harvest rotations for optimal feed value.
On lighter soils or drier conditions, 4241 can out yield many top tap-rooted varieties.

4241 Alfalfa is pre-inoculated with an OMRI Listed inoculation for improved establishment and growth.
*See details on Seed Coatings and Inoculations and the OMRI downloadable certificates 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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