WS LeafGuard LH Brand Alfalfa (w/Apex™ Green)

WS LeafGuard LH alfalfa (w/Apex™ Green) has the newest generation leaf hopper that delivers high resistance to Leaf Hoppers with an overall superior disease rating.
WS LeafGuard LH will deliver outstanding high quality, high forage yields under delayed harvest intervals and is an excellent choice for long term rotations on a 3-4 cut systems.

WS LeafGuard LH alfalfa is an untreated/non-gmo alfalfa pre-inoculated and coated with an OMRI Listed inoculant and coating.
*Details on Seed Coatings, Inoculations & our OMRI Certificate are available on our Reference Page.

Establishment

Plant Alfalfa at 1/4″ depth in a soil bed that is moist, fertile and firm and at least 1/2″ depth on sandy soils.
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.
The pH level for alfalfa should be 6.5-7.2.
Alfalfa may be planted in spring or early fall.
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.
*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.
Apply lime and fertilizer as needed.
Alfalfa is a heavy Potash user, some micronutrient supplements would be beneficial (boron, sulfur, zinc).
First year seedings should be cut at 25% bloom..
Cut alfalfa three-four times a year from budding to full flower, depending on forage quality needed.
The last cutting or grazing of Alfalfa should be 4 weeks before the killing frost.

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