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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.

Radiance HD II alfalfa is pre-inoculated and coated with Apron® XL.
Inoculation is recommended when planting legumes.
*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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