WS LeafGuard LH Brand Alfalfa (w/Apex™ Green)
WS LeafGuard LH (w/Apex™ Green) Alfalfa has the newest generation leaf hopper resistance and a superior disease rating.
WS LeafGuard LH will deliver outstanding high quality, high forage yields under delayed harvest intervals.
WS LeafGuard LH is an excellent choice for long term rotations on a 3-4 cut systems.
WS LeafGuard LH alfalfa is coated and pre-inoculated with Apex™ Green, an OMRI Listed coating and inoculant for improved establishment and growth.
*See details on Seed Coatings and Inoculations and 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.