New WS L550 Alfalfa (w/Apex™ Green)
WS L550 Alfalfa (w/Apex™ Green) is a new branch-rooted alfalfa with High Resistance to Aphanomyces Root Rot 2.
WS L550 was bred for high quality, superior yieldability and fast recover after harvest.
WS L550 has a high expression of the branch root feature, making WSL550 very persistent in both well and poorly drained soils.
WS L550 alfalfa is pre-inoculated & coated with an OMRI Listed inoculant and coating.
Inoculation is recommended when planting legumes.
*See details on Seed Coatings and Inoculations and the OMRI downloadable certificates are 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.