Growing High-Quality Alfalfa Starts with the Right Seed

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Seed is one of the most pivotal decisions you’ll make in the planning process. If you’re a forward-looking alfalfa grower who is always searching for the latest advances in high-yielding, high-quality and exceptionally healthy alfalfa varieties, NEXGROW® alfalfa is for you. Learn how you can make the best decision based on your needs and environment thanks to our innovative alfalfa varieties.

1. Harvest on your schedule

HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology puts you back in charge of your cutting schedule. Maintain a normal harvest schedule and achieve higher forage quality than with conventional varieties at the same stage of maturity or delay harvest up to 10 days for higher yield potential without sacrificing quality.

2. Fall dormancy and winterhardiness

NEXGROW alfalfa offers varieties in a range of fall dormancies with comparable winterhardiness ratings. Consider your yield and quality goals as well as the type of hay or silage you are producing when making a variety selection.

3. Weed control

A critical component to a strong crop is a weed-free field. Along with conventional varieties, NEXGROW alfalfa offers a full industry-leading portfolio of alfalfa varieties with Roundup Ready Technology to help you achieve a weed-free field.

4. Disease and pest protection

NEXGROW alfalfa offers a full seed portfolio with the latest protection against diseases and pests, including the UltraCut alfalfa disease package. This advanced genetic package helps you grow a healthy alfalfa crop even in field conditions susceptible to Anthracnose and Aphanomyces (A/A) disease strains. NEXGROW also provides the latest generation of potato leafhopper resistance with excellent agronomic performance and stem nematode resistant varieties.

Variety Highlights

For unmatched quality, yield potential and flexibility, ask your seed supplier about the following NEXGROW alfalfa varieties.

With the industry-leading UltraCut alfalfa disease package and HarvXtra technology, 6439HVXR gives growers top-end disease protection in addition to harvest flexibility for optimal balance between quality and yield. This FD4 variety is perfect for Midwestern growers and has shown a 20% reduction in lignin vs. competitive checks, resulting in a greater RFQ of 20% and 17% better NDFD.
The perfect disease package offered in the conventional 6453Q variety includes NEXGROW’s UltraCut alfalfa disease package to help protect yield and quality potential. This FD4 offers superb winterhardiness (1.7) with excellent cold tolerance and persistence. The high-quality feed value levels make 6453Q a desirable option for dairy and cash hay producers.
The innovative alfalfa varieties don’t stop there. Browse our full seed guide to find more options and contact your  local NEXGROW dealer for additional information and expert, local recommendations.
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