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.

Certified 4241 Creeping alfalfa is an untreated/non-gmo alfalfa and pre-inoculated with an OMRI Listed Inoculation for improved establishment and growth.
*Details on Seed Coatings, Inoculations & our OMRI Certificate 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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