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Selected for their yield and quality characteristics over the past decades, America’s Alfalfa® varieties produce agronomically-sound, winterhardy and disease resistant alfalfa. Non-dormant varieties offer high quality, fast recovery and persistence. The unique genetics selections from America’s Alfalfa® products have delivered these firsts to alfalfa growers:

  • America's Alfalfa is the only brand offering Traffic Tested® varieties

  • Broad deep-set crowns and healthy root systems

Unique plant types --- 10 years ahead of competition with high levels of traffic tolerance and Phoma crown rot resistance. These varieties are more widely adapted which means fewer varieties for you to carry. These varieties feature over 30 percent greater root mass and crown bud activity vs. conventional varieties

  • Grazing tolerance

The first true, dual-purpose haying and grazing varieties —varieties developed under intensive grazing practices to deliver high yields of high-quality forage regardless of use.

  • Phytophthora root rot resistance

The first commercial varieties with high levels of seedling resistance to Phytophthora and Aphanomyces—varietal traits that significantly improve seedling vigor and stand establishment, enhance yield, increase winter survival, improve pest resistance and improve persistence and forage quality.

  • Anthracnose resistance

  • Verticillium wilt resistance

  • Wheel traffic tolerance

  • Columbia root knot nematode resistance

  • Lesion nematode resistance

The first commercial varieties with true Lesion Nematode resistance - a long-sought protection from a traditional, profit-robbing alfalfa pest.

  • Leafhopper yellowing resistance and now leafhopper resistance Glandular Hair

The first commercial varieties with leafhopper yellowing resistance — a precursor to today’s efforts with glandular hair characteristics and other bred-in anti-leafhopper benefits.

  • Germination and forage production under salt stress

Ongoing "in-field" research to validate the standardized greenhouse test results

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