Multi 5301 Multi-Leaf Alfalfa
Multi 5301 Alfalfa is an exceptional top rated Multi-Leaf alfalfa known for its winter-hardiness, persistence and yields.
Multi 5301 is an excellent choice for the dairy producer looking for increased feed value and the haymaker looking for persistence, plant health and high yield capabilities.
Multi 5301 alfalfa is pre-inoculated with an OMRI Listed Inoculation for improved establishment and growth.
Inoculation is recommended when planting legumes.
*Details on Seed Coatings, Inoculations & the OMRI downloadable certificates on our Reference Page.
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.
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.