This alfalfa was developed from many years of selections from plants with extremely high yield and disease resistance. It was selected for high forage digestibility, disease resistance, high yield capabilities and standability.
Maxi-Ton Pro has a very dark green color and wide adaptability to soil types. It is highly resistant to both Aphanomyces root rot (1), and Phytophthora root rot and therefore does extremely well in wetter soils. Because it has a fall dormancy rating of 4.0 and a winterhardiness rating of 2.0 it will survive severe winters in northern areas and still produce well in the southern areas of the Upper Midwest. In a disease rating system where the best score is a 30 Maxi-Ton Pro would score 29 out of 30.
This variety will perform with the best varieties in the market place. For the progressive alfalfa grower who is looking for maximum returns in forage yield and quality Maxi-Ton Pro should be in your rotation.
A high yielding alfalfa with all of the advantages of the multi foliate alfalfas. Better leaf to stem ratio, improved palatability, responds well to intense management and has an excellent package of both disease and insect tolerance for our area. Multi-F-2 has shown excellent performance in this area. Averages 109% of Vernal.
A high-yielding, winter hardy blend of proprietary alfalfa varieties adapted to the upper midwest. For-Max has an excellent disease package, above average yield potential and is very palatable. For-Max is widely adaptable to produce maximum forage in many conditions for hay or haylage. Averages 108% of Vernal.
This is a high yielding fast recovery alfalfa with long-term persistence for the upper Midwest. This alfalfa shows good salt tolerance and has a tap root with branching characteristic for those difficult areas. It will perform best on good soils but will survive in salty areas where other alfalfas have trouble. If you are looking for high forage quality hay in varied soil types and conditions STBR 1000 is the alfalfa for you.
A tough medium range alfalfa blend, developed for the upper midwest. This alfalfa features winter-hardiness and adaptability to a wide range of soil types, does well under variable moisture conditions and recovers fast after cutting. Bail-King is a blend of good quality public alfalfa varieties developed for extra tonnage and profits. Averages 103% of Vernal.
Algonquin is a very winter hardy alfalfa with a wide crown producing many fine leafy stems. Algonquin is a deep tap rooted plant with medium sized leaves and is well suited for pure stands and with grasses for pastures. Algonquin is popular in the Northern Plains because of its versatility, hardiness and yield potential. Developed by Agriculture Canada and released in 1972.
Wrangler is a high yielding, winter hardy public variety with a good disease and insect tolerance package. Wrangler ‘s usage is for short and long-term hay and rotational grazing. Wrangler’s area of adaptation is the North Central states and it has been a very popular variety in Minnesota for a number of years. Released in 1984 by MN and NE, Wrangler was developed using germplasm from the Nebraska USDA and AES breeding program.
Agate was originally developed as a special purpose alfalfa variety to be used on wet soils when Phytophthora root rot is a problem. Today Agate is widely used in the upper Midwest on wet soils and produces well on most other soils as well. Agate was developed jointly by the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station and USDA and released in 1974.
Ladak is a drought tolerant, winter hardy alfalfa used in the western areas of North Dakota and South Dakota. Ladak tends to recover slowly after cutting and hay yields are reduced with the second or third cutting most years. USDA introduced Ladak from northern India in 1910.
Vernal has been the standard of the industry for many years. It exhibits good winter hardiness, has moderate re-growth after cutting, is fine stemmed and has dark green leaves. Vernal is used mostly for hay production in medium rotation applications. Vernal was developed by the University of Wisconsin and released in 1953.
Ranger is a winter hardy tough alfalfa used in many areas of the upper Midwest. Ranger shows some resistance to bacterial wilt, but is susceptible to leaf spot diseases. Ranger recovers quickly after cutting, has plants that vary in habit of growth from semi-upright to upright. Ranger was developed by the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station and USDA and released in 1942.