Alfalfa Seed

Agassiz Seed has alfalfa seed varieties that range from the highest yielding premium quality varieties to lower end stable varieties.   Whatever your current needs are we have you covered.

Agassiz Brand Alfalfa seed Varieties

(Planted @ 10-20 lbs. / Acre. Spring or Fall planting.)

Comparison Chart 

Variety/Brand Fall Dormancy Winter Hardiness Phytophthora Verticillium Anthracnose Bacterial Wilt Fusarium Aphanomyces Race1 Aphanomyces Race2
Maxi-Ton Pro 4.0 1.4 HR HR HR HR HR HR R
For-Max 4.0 1.6 HR HR HR HR HR HR R
Barricade SLT 4.0 2.0 HR HR HR HR HR HR -
Multi-F-2 4.0 1.8 HR HR HR HR HR HR R
Foothold 2.0 1.7 HR HR HR HR HR HR R
Bail-King 2.5 1.8 MS MS MS R MR S -
Vernal 2.0 1.0 S S MS HR R S -

RATINGS

Dormancy: 1 = Most Dormant, 9 = Least Dormant | Winter Hardiness: 1 = Most Hardy, 6 = Least Hardy

HR = Highly Resistant | R = Resistant | MR = Moderately Resistant | LR = Low Resistance
MS = Moderately Susceptible | S = Susceptible | NR = Not Rated


Mega-Ton™  Brand Alfalfa

This showy dark green variety is the next generation of alfalfas showing outstanding forage yield and quality.  Mega-ton delivers stronger early seedling growth and rapid recovery after each cutting.  The high leaf-to-stem ratio and milti-foliate expression allows this variety to produce more tons per acre than other varieties.  Mega-ton was selected for its forage yield and quality, stand persistence and its high resistance to all major diseases.

Maxi-Ton™  Pro Brand Alfalfa

For the most progressive alfalfa growers, our proprietary Maxi-Ton Pro stands above the rest. It is an extremely high-yielding variety with the fastest re-growth potential in our alfalfa portfolio. The opportunity for additional cuttings, coupled with an impressive disease package and very fine stem, makes this the best choice for producing a profitable forage.

For-Max™ Brand Alfalfa

For-Max Brand Alfalfa is a high-yielding, winter hardy blend of proprietary alfalfas adapted specifically to the Northern Great Plains. The large leaf matter delivered from the For-Max product makes this option an extremely high quality, palatable forage. With an excellent disease rating, this product will produce powerful tonnage in a variety of environments.

Barricade SLT™ Alfalfa

Barricade SLT Brand Alfalfa is a variety specifically bred for those increased salinity pressures. This increased salinity tolerance, when combined with high yield potential and an excellent disease package, should allow optimum performance in those areas that are traditionally troublesome to produce.

Multi-F-2™ Brand Alfalfa

An alfalfa with high multi-foliate leaf expression, this product features a great leaf to steam ratio, which should allow for better palatability and digestibility as a quality forage. With a solid disease package and great yield capacity, Multi-F-2 will prove to be a solid option for producing a high-quality forage.

Foothold Alfalfa

This long-lived alfalfa was bred for its oversized and deep-set crown, making it more tolerant to field traffic.  Foothold is great at filling in unseeded and bare ground due to its spreading ability and prostrate growth pattern.  Its high disease resistance along with its strong persistence and winter hardiness will provide for longer productivity compared to other varieties.

Bail-King™ Brand Alfalfa

Bail-King is a blend of public and proprietary alfalfa varieties developed for planting flexibility, quality, extra tonnage and profitability. A tough, medium range alfalfa blend, this product features extra root mass, great winter hardiness and an adaptability to a wide range of soil types.

 

Public Alfalfa seed Varieties Available

Algonquin Alfalfa

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.

Ladak Alfalfa

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.

Ranger Alfalfa

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.

Travois Alfalfa

Travois is well adaped to the severe climate of the Northern Great Plains and shows the ability to grow and reproduce by a spreading root system.  Travois should be used primarily in permanent or semi-permanent pastures or in ranges.

Vernal Alfalfa

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.

 

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