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Excel Brand 353BR Alfalfa (w/Apex™ Green)

Excel Brand 353BR Alfalfa (w/Apex™ Green) is a popular branch-rooted, leafy alfalfa designed for heavy and poorly drained soils.
Excel Brand 353BR offers grazers and haymakers exceptional traffic tolerance, superior disease resistancies and high yields by keeping more of the root system above the water table, resisting heaving and offering better regrowth in heavy or wetter soils

Excel Brand 353BR alfalfa is coated and pre-inoculated with an OMRI Listed coating and 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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