All but one of the 22 alfalfa varieties being introduced for the 2009 planting season have been reviewed and approved for certification by the National Alfalfa and Miscellaneous Legumes Variety Review Board, an association of official seed certifying agencies. But that one is going through board review for approval in January (footnoted).

HR = high resistance, R = resistance, MR = moderate resistance.

Pest abbreviations include: AN-R1 = anthracnose-race 1, BW = bacterial wilt, FW = fusarium wilt, VW = verticillium wilt, PRR = Phytophthora root rot, APH-R1 and APH-R2 = Aphanomyces root rot races 1 and 2, PA = pea aphid, SAA = spotted alfalfa aphid, BAA = blue alfalfa aphid, SN = stem nematode, RKN = root knot nematode, NRKN = northern root knot nematode, SRKN = southern root knot nematode, CA = cowpea aphid.

For a copy of the National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance's latest alfalfa variety leaflet, visit www.alfalfa.org.

Fall Dormancy 2

FSG 229CR comes from Allied Seed.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 R

Fall Dormancy 3

FSG 329 is also from Allied Seed.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA R SN HR
NRKN HR
Legend Extra is marketed by Legend Seeds.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA R

Fall Dormancy 4

372HY is sold by NuTech Seed.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 R
NRKN HR SN HR
SRKN R
6431 is a Garst Seed Co. variety.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR PRR HR
VW HR NRKN HR
SN HR APH-R1 HR
PA R
Caliber is marketed by Beck's.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA HR
FSG 429SN, with high multifoliolate leaf expression, is from Allied Seed and Farm Science Genetics.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA HR SN HR
RKN R SAA R
Hybri+Jade is marketed by NC+ Hybrids.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 R
SN HR NRKN R
SRKN R
1 Magnum VI-Wet is marketed by Dairyland Seed.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
APH-R2 R SN HR
NRKN HR PA R
SAA R
Olympian, with high multifoliolate leaf expression, is from Bio Gene Seeds.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
RKN R PA R
BAA R SN R
SAA MR
Persist II is from Doebler's PA Hybrids.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
NRKN HR SN HR
PA HR
Phabulous III has high multifoliolate leaf expression and is marketed by Trelay Seed Co.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR PRR HR
VW HR APH-R1 HR
APH-R2 HR PA R
RKN R SN R
SAA R
Velocity, with high multifoliolate leaf expression, comes from NuTech Seed.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR PRR HR
VW HR APH-R1 HR
PA HR RKN R
SAA R SN R

Fall Dormancy 5

6552, with high multifoliolate leaf expression, is sold by Garst Seed Co.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA R SN R

Fall Dormancy 5

Magna 551 is marketed by Dairyland Seed.
AN-R1 R BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
SN R NRKN HR
Pawnee II has high multifoliolate leaf expression and is sold by Channel Bio-Midwest Seed Genetics.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA HR RKN HR
SN HR
WL 363HQ, with high multifoliolate leaf expression, comes from WL Research.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA HR RKN HR
SN HR

Fall Dormancy 6

FSG 639ST is from Allied Seed.
AN-R1 R BW HR
FW HR VW R
PRR HR APH-R1 MR
PA R NRKN HR
SN HR SRKN R

Fall Dormancy 7

Hybri-Force 700 is a hybrid alfalfa marketed by Dairyland Seed.
FW HR BW MR
PRR HR VW R
SN HR SAA HR
PA R NRKN HR
SRKN R
PGI 670 is marketed by Producer's Choice Seed.
FW HR PRR HR
PA HR SAA HR
BAA HR SRKN HR
SN MR

Fall Dormancy 8

HybriForce-800 is another hybrid alfalfa from Dairyland Seed.
AN-R1 HR BW MR
FW HR SN HR
NRKN HR PRR R
SRKN R PA MR

Fall Dormancy 10

PGI 1007 BA is from Producer's Choice Seed.
FW HR PRR HR
PA HR SAA HR
BAA HR NRKN HR
SRKN HR SN R
CA HR

HR = high resistance

R = resistance

MR = moderate resistance

1 Variety is being marketed and is in the process of being reviewed by the National Alfalfa and Miscellaneous Legumes Variety Review Board to be eligible for certification.