Alpha

Quality Alfalfa for the dairy farmer

  • Alfalfa.
  • Excellent persistency and yield.
  • Very high resistance to nematodes (71%).
  • Very high protein level.
  • Usable for making hay & silage.
  • Perennial crop.
  • Outstanding winter hardiness.
  • Officially listed in: Austria, Czech Republic, France, Poland, Germany, Belarus.
  • Guaranteed top yields with Yellow Jacket Rhizobium coating.

  • Flemish type
  • Semi-non-dormant type
  • Non-dormant type

The new variety ALPHA was specially selected for higher digestibility and protein content and is an excellent alfalfa variety for the dairy farmer. Alpha maintains its excellent feeding value characteristics also at heavy cuts.

 

Alpha is, after Sanditi, registered in Germany in 2003 with excellent data. Alpha is also a highly appreciated variety in Austria, the Netherlands and in France.  Alpha distinguishes by higher dry matter yields (rel. 102%), faster regrowth and improved feeding value (digestibility). The variety has fine stems and is rich of leaves. The crude protein content is in average 23% (rel. 101%) The winter hardiness is outstanding and the variety shows high resistance to stem eelworms and lodging.

 

Guaranteed top yields with Yellow Jacket Rhizobium coating

Yellow Jacket Rhizobium coating is Barenbrug’s enhanced seed coating for lucerne. Using new technology, high levels of effective Rhizobia are embedded in a protective polymer matrix. Together with a nutrient booster containing all essential minerals and trace elements, this product is designed to improve establishment and increase forage production.

 

Reasons to use Yellow jacket:

  • Improved establishment under difficult conditions.
  • Better use of available water and soil moisture.
  • Increased disease resistance.
  • Improved nitrogen fixation.
  • Increased forage and protein yield.

 

 

For extra information about Yellow jacket enhanced seed coatings, click here.

 

Specifications
Species:
Medicago sativa
Dormancy class:
4.9
Seed rate:
25 - 30 kg/ha
Packaging
25 kg bags
Yellow Jacket:
available
Yield
Persistency
Feed quality
Nematode resistance
Lucerne

Lucerne (or alfalfa) is a deep rooting crop, highly suitable for cultivation in dry areas. Livestock farmers mainly use lucerne for high protein hay and silage production or for direct feeding to cattle. Another application is processing of artificially dehydrated lucerne.

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