SalinityMax, a salt-tolerant alfalfa, and PasturePlus, a grazing-tolerant variety, were developed in North and South Dakota and are now available from Millborn Seed.

“They both carry disease-, nematode- and insect-resistant packages as good as any conventional variety of alfalfa,” says Eric Mousel, Millborn Seeds alfalfa and forage specialist.

SalinityMax serves as a good forage option and as a reclamation tool, says Mousel.

PasturePlus, adapted to poorly drained soils, has a branch-root system that holds the plant securely during freeze-and-thaw cycles, making it grazing-resistant and winterhardy. “This alfalfa variety is very compatible with grass because it doesn’t have as much lignin and structural carbohydrates, lending to higher nutritional quality,” Mousel says.

For more information, contact Mousel at 888-498-7333 or ericm@millbornseeds.com.