New Radiance HD II Alfalfa (w/Apron® XL)
Radiance HD II Alfalfa (w/Apron® XL) is an improved variety with High Digestibilty, bred for optimum forage quality, yieldability and digestiblity.
Radiance HD II has dark green leaves with a lage crown with excellent persistence and fast recovery after harvest, providing added yields for the dairy farmer and cash hay markets. (Apron XL Coating is NOT approved for Organic use)
Radiance HD II alfalfa is pre-inoculated and coated with Apron® XL.
(Apron XL is NOT approved for Organic Use!)
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.
Alfalfa will die if the soil is saturated for an extended period.
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.