Genuity® Roundup Ready® Alfalfa Grower Reporting Process Information

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Growers will be able to enjoy the ease of weed management with the proven performance of Traffic Tested® America’s Alfalfa varieties.  For an overview and to calculate the benfits on your own operation Click Here.

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“We now offer Roundup Ready® Alfalfa in dormancies to cover the country,” says Brian Gueck, National Brand Manager for America’s Alfalfa. “America’s Alfalfa is the only brand offering dormant and non-dormant Traffic Tested® Genuity® Roundup Ready® varieties. Traffic Tested varieties are bred to yield under the pressures of wheel and grazing traffic. Now with Roundup® herbicide tolerance, growers have a new tool to help increase yield potential and simplify weed management. Farmers will get the most production possible in their areas thanks to Roundup Ready® varieties ranging from 3 to 9 fall dormancies.
 
“AmeriStand 455TQ RR has characteristics similar to the popular AmeriStand 407TQ variety,” says Gueck. “We are also offering Alfagraze 300 RR and Alfagraze 600 RR, which are bred from the original dual purpose Alfagraze variety. All our Roundup Ready® seed has been stored under ideal conditions and will test at 88 percent germination or better. America’s Alfalfa only offers high-quality seed and our Roundup Ready® seeds meet or exceed those high standards.”

Why grow the only Traffic Tested® Genuity® Roundup Ready® alfalfa?
The combination of Genuity® Roundup Ready® with the proven Traffic Tested® genetics is only available from America’s Alfalfa. This combination makes producing high yielding and high quality forage with fewer weeds easier and more convenient.  Non-selective Roundup® herbicides (glyphosate) can be safely applied over the top of Genuity® Roundup Ready® alfalfa. Less weed competition can increase yields and quality.  In the vast majority of trials comparing Genuity® Roundup Ready® with conventional alfalfa, and using glyphosate vs conventional herbicides, a significant establishment year advantage in yield and
quality is reported for the Roundup Ready system based on improved weed control and better crop safety. Most growers report that establishment year yield and forage quality benefits more than pay for the Roundup Ready® alfalfa technology. 

What has been grower experiences with Genuity® Roundup Ready® alfalfa? 
The stand life of all Traffic Tested® alfalfa genetics is optimized by the deep crowns and fast recovery after harvest in each seed. Some growers have had RRA fields for over five years and they still produce top quality hay, every time they cut it.  In a recent nationwide survey of Genuity® Roundup Ready® alfalfa growers that planted prior to March 2007, they reported an average 0.9 T/A yield increase on Genuity® Roundup Ready® vs. conventional alfalfa harvested on their farms. This is an aggregate benefit associated with competitive Genuity® Roundup Ready® alfalfa varieties and trait benefits related to better weed control.  In growing areas where multiple herbicide applications are commonly needed for effective weed control (e.g. California), growers report decreased herbicide use and increased stand life with Genuity® Roundup Ready® alfalfa.

When should the Roundup® herbicide be applied to Genuity® Roundup Ready® alfalfa?
Unsurpassed weed control and crop safety starts with flexible application timing.  For production management, ask for the America’s Alfalfa Genuity® Roundup Ready® Alfalfa Management Guide booklet.  Always start with a weed-free field. In no-till and reduced-till systems, apply a herbicide burndown application to control existing weeds at least 1 to 2 weeks before planting. In both newly seeded and established stands, to preserve the yield and quality potential of forage and hay, applications should be made after weeds have emerged, but before alfalfa growth or re-growth interferes with application spray coverage of the target weeds. Research data indicate for the most effective stand establishment, a single application of a Roundup® herbicide at the seedling stage should be applied when your alfalfa is in the 3 to 4 trifoliate stage. Due to the genetic diversity of alfalfa, a small percentage of the seedlings are susceptible and will not survive the first application of Roundup®.  An application in the 6 to 9 trifoliate stage will set up your crop for superior quality harvest.  Refer to your crop protection dealer for latest recommendation for Roundup® herbicide.

Does the Genuity® Roundup Ready® Alfalfa require additional seeding rate?
No increase in seeding rate is required. An early glyphosate application is recommended to control weeds during this critical phase of stand establishment, and to eliminate the small percentage of null seedlings found in any Genuity® Roundup Ready® alfalfa variety.  No stand loss is associated with any subsequent glyphosate application. In fact, application of glyphosate when required for weed control after stand establishment shows benefits in improved alfalfa stand and plant health by controlling weed competition.

How are Genuity® Roundup Ready® Alfalfa Stands Removed?
Use a combination of cultivation and herbicides containing 2,4-D, atrazine or dicamba for effective stand removal. Effective stand take-out of Genuity® Roundup Ready® alfalfa is important when used in rotation with other Roundup Ready crops.
 
These Traffic Tested® varieties are now available from local dealers:
 
Dormant Varieties

Alfagraze 300 RR
Fall Dormancy 3 • Winterhardiness 2.5
Excellent for 3 to 4 cuts per season, Alfagraze 300 RR is the first Traffic Tested® RRA variety specifically bred to perform under the constant pounding of grazing animals. Click here for more information.
 
AmeriStand 433T RR
Fall Dormancy 3.3 • Winterhardiness 2.5
Excellent for 3 to 4 cuts per season, AmeriStand 433T RR offers 3 to 4 cuts of high quality alfalfa for high pounds of milk per acre. Click here for more information. 
 
AmeriStand 405T RR
Fall Dormancy 4.0 • Winterhardiness 2.0
Excellent for 4 to 5 cuts per season, AmeriStand 405T RR is the original Traffic Tested® RRA variety. Click here for more information.
 
NEW AmeriStand 415NT RR
Fall Dormancy 4.3 • Winterhardiness 2.3
Excellent for 4 to 5 cuts per season, AmeriStand 415NT RR is a nematode resistant Traffic Tested® RRA variety adapted for the western US. Click here for more information.

NEW AmeriStand 455TQ RR
Fall Dormancy 4.4 • Winterhardiness 2.0
Excellent for 4 to 5 cuts per season, AmeriStand 455TQ RR is a top quality Traffic Tested® RRA variety with similar performance of our very popular AmeriStand 407TQ. Click here for more information.
 
Alfagraze 600 RR
Fall Dormancy 6
Excellent for 6 or more cuts per season, Alfagraze 600 RR is the first Traffic Tested® semi-dormant RRA variety specifically bred to perform under the constant pounding of grazing animals.  Click here for more information.
 
Non-dormant Varieties

NEW AmeriStand 715NT RR
Fall Dormancy 7.4
Excellent for 6 or more cuts per season, AmeriStand 715NT RR is a nematode resistant Traffic Tested® RRA variety. Click here for more information.
 
AmeriStand 815T RR
Fall Dormancy 7.5
Excellent for 6 or more cuts per season, AmeriStand 815T RR was the first non-dormant RRA variety with the Traffic Tested® advantage. Click here for more information.
 
AmeriStand 855T RR
Fall Dormancy 8
Excellent for 8 or more cuttings per season, AmeriStand 855T RR has demonstrated excellent yield and persistence in California trials. Click here for more information.
*In tests established by the NAAIC Review Board , this variety demonstrated improved forage yield under salt stress comparable to the salt tolerant checks. This test does not guarantee results in your field. References available upon request.

NEW AmeriStand 915TS RR
Fall Dormancy 9.1 • Very Non-Dormant
Excellent for 8 or more cuttings per season, AmeriStand 915TS RR is the first salt tolerant*, 9-dormancy Traffic Tested® RRA variety. Click here for more information.
*In tests established by the NAAIC Review Board , this variety demonstrated improved salt tolerance of germinating seeds comparable to the salt tolerant checks. This test does not guarantee results in your field. References available upon request.

Genuity® Roundup Ready® Alfalfa seed is available for sale and distribution by authorized Seed Companies or their dealers for use in the United States only. This seed may not be planted outside of the United States, or for the production of seed, or sprouts.
 
Monsanto Company is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). Monsanto products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with Monsanto's Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. This product has been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. Do not export Genuity® Roundup Ready® alfalfa seed or crop, including hay or hay products, to China pending import approval. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their grain handler or product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product. Excellence Through Stewardship® is a registered trademark of Biotechnology Industry Organization.
 
ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready® crops contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Genuity and Design®, Genuity Icons, Genuity®, Roundup Ready®, and Roundup® are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. ©2012 Monsanto Company.