Certified Organic Galaxy II Brand Multileaf Alfalfa

Certified Organic

Certified Organic Galaxy II Brand Multileaf Alfalfa is an improved dark green multileaf bred for high forage quality and improved yields. Galaxy II offers producers a dark green, lush alfalfa with a superior disease rating and very good winter-hardiness. Excellent choice for long rotations

Certified Organic Galaxy II alfalfa is an certified organic alfalfa pre-inoculated and coated with an OMRI Listed Inoculation and Coating for improved establishment and growth.
Inoculation is recommended when planting legumes.
*Details on Seed Coatings, Inoculations & our OMRI downloadable certificate is available on our Reference Page.

*Organic seeds and grains are grown by organic growers that adhere to the strict organic practices that are required by organic producers. No chemical fertilizer, insecticides or herbicides are allowed in producing this seed. Genetic purity is maintained throughout the production and processing of this seed.

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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