Lots of New Choices In Conventional Alfalfas

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 and SRKN = northern and southern root knot nematode. Resistance abbreviations include: HR = high resistance, R = resistance, MR = moderate resistance, LR = low resistance.


Forty-five new conventional alfalfas, eligible for certification through the National Alfalfa and Miscellaneous Legumes Variety Review Board in 2006, are available for sale this planting season.

The following, listed by fall dormancy, shows each variety's trait information. For yield numbers, check university yield trial data from a location near you. The newest alfalfas without the Roundup Ready trait include:

FALL DORMANCY 3

30-30Q is a multileaflet variety from Tri-West, Inc. and Byron Seed.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA R SAA R
53H92 offers high resistance to potato leafhopper and is from Pioneer Hi-Bred International.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW R
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
APH-R2 R PA HR
SAA R NRKN LR
Impressive, marketed by United Agri Products, is a multileaflet alfalfa.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA R SAA R
SN R
Integra 8300, a multileaflet alfalfa, is distributed by Wilbur-Ellis.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA HR SN R
RKN R
Lariat is a Simplot multileaflet variety.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA HR SN R
RKN R
LegendMaster, sold by Legend Seeds, is multileaflet.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
SAA R SN R
RKN MR
Polar Guard comes from United Agri Products.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
ReGen is a three-way population cross from Cornell University, sold by Seedway and Allied Seed.
AN-R1 HR BW R
FW HR VW HR
PRR R APH-R1 LR
FALL DORMANCY 4

01N09PL2 is part of Pioneer Hi-Bred's variety lineup.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW R VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 R
APH-R2 MR PA HR
SAA R SN HR
NRKN HR
4P424 is a potato leafhopper variety sold by Mycogen.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
6426 is a Garst Seed variety with 78% potato leafhopper resistance.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA R
AmeriStand 407TQ is a multileaflet product marketed by America's Alfalfa.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA HR SAA R
SN MR RKN R
Convoy is marketed by American Seeds Inc.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA HR SN MR
RKN R
CW 24027, still under its experimental name, is a multileaflet variety from Brett-Young Seeds.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA R
Exalt is an AgReliant Genetics variety.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 R
Double Eagle is a multileaflet alfalfa marketed by American Seed Co.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 R
PA MR SAA R
SN HR RKN R
GH727, a multileaflet, comes from Golden Harvest Seeds.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA R SN R
GrandStand, distributed by Western Farm Service, is a multileaflet variety.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
SAA R PA HR
SN MR RKN R
Integra 8400 is a Wilbur-Ellis alfalfa.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA HR SN R
RKN R
L447HD is a Legacy Seeds product.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW R
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
Labrador, sold by Dahlco Seeds and Seed Consultants, is a multileaflet alfalfa variety.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA R SN HR
RKN MR
Lightning Extra, a multileaflet variety, can be ordered from Preferred Seed.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA HR SAA HR
RKN MR
Mariner III is distributed by Allied Seed.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW R
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
APH-R2 R SN R
NRKN HR
Mendota is a Syngenta NK brand multileaflet variety.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
APH-R2 HR PA R
SN R
PGI 424 is part of the Producer's Choice alfalfa product line.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR PRR HR
APH-R1 R PA R
SN HR NRKN R
PGI 437 is also from Producer's Choice.
AN-R1 HR BW R
FW HR VW R
PRR R APH-R1 R
PA MR SAA MR
PGI 459 is another Producer's Choice variety.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 R
PA R SAA R
Power 4.2 is from Power Seeds.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW R
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA R SAA R
SN HR NRKN R
Radiant AM, from Ampac Seed, is a multileaflet alfalfa.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA R SN HR
RKN MR
Whitney is a multileaflet variety marketed by Eureka Seeds.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR PA HR
SAA R SN HR
RKN HR
Withstand, another multileaflet alfalfa, is distributed by FFR Cooperative.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
APH-R2 HR PA HR
WL 335HQ is a multileaflet from WL Research.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 HR
PA HR SAA R
SN MR RKN MR
FALL DORMANCY 5

Escalade is distributed byAllied Seed.
AN-R1 R BW HR
FW R VW R
APH-R1 R PRR HR
SAA MR PA R
Phoenix is part of the FFR Cooperative lineup.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 R
PA HR
Shepherd is from Dahlco Seeds.
AN-R1 HR BW HR
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR APH-R1 R
PA R SAA R
SN HR NRKN R
FALL DORMANCY 6

HybriForce-620 is a 75-95% hybrid alfalfa marketed by Dairyland Seed.
AN-R1 R BW HR
FW HR VW R
PRR HR PA MR
SN HR SRKN R
NRKN HR
FALL DORMANCY 8

Daytona is sold through Gowan.
AN-R1 R FW HR
PRR HR PA HR
SAA HR BAA R
SN R RKN HR
GrandSlam is a multileaflet variety from Western Farm Service.
AN-R1 R BW R
FW HR VW R
PRR HR PA HR
SAA HR BAA HR
SN R RKN HR
PGI 801 is a multileaflet alfalfa from Producer's Choice.
AN-R1 HR BW MR
FW HR VW R
PRR HR PA HR
SAA HR BAA HR
SN HR NRKN HR
SRKN HR
WL 535HQ is part of the WL Research product line.
FW HR VW HR
PRR HR SAA HR
SN R SRKN R
FALL DORMANCY 9

Integra 8900 is a Wilbur-Ellis variety.
AN-R1 R BW R
FW HR VW R
PRR R PA HR
SAA HR BAA HR
SN R RKN R
PGI 909 is from Producer's Choice.
FW HR AN-R1 R
PRR R BAA HR
SAA R SN HR
SW 9215 is from S&W Seed.
BW R FW HR
PRR R PA R
SAA HR BAA HR
SRKN HR
SW 9217 is also part of the S&W Seed line.
BW MR FW HR
PRR R PA R
SAA HR BAA MR
SRKN HR
TriplePlay is from Western Farm Service.
AN-R1 MR BW LR
FW HR VW MR
PRR HR PA HR
SAA HR BAA HR
SN R RKN HR