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New Certified Organic VNS Creeping Alfalfa

Certified Organic

Certified Organic VNS Creeping Alfalfa is a superior creeping-rooted alfalfa that does not sacrifice yield or quality for a strong creeping habit. Creeping Alfalfa’s have a large crown that is welll suited for the traffic of abuse of grazing. Creeping alfalfa is very winter hardy creeper that can withstand ice sheeting and frost heaving pressures.

Certified Organic VNS Alfalfa is pre-inoculated with an OMRI Listed inoculation for improved establishment and growth. Inoculation is recommended when planting legumes.
*See details on Seed Coatings and Inoculations and the OMRI downloadable certificates 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 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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