Some of the newest proprietary alfalfas are listed in the alfalfa variety pamphlet printed on the next few pages. Nine new varieties within the pamphlet were made eligible for certification by seed certifying agencies by gaining approval from the National Alfalfa & Miscellaneous Legumes Variety Review Board in 2009.

Organized by dormancy, these new varieties are:

Fall Dormancy 4: 54Q32, FSG 420LH, Phenomenal, WL 353LH;

Fall Dormancy 5: 55V12;

Fall Dormancy 6: SW 6330, WL 440HQ;

Fall Dormancy 7: PGI 709;

Fall Dormancy 9: AmeriStand 901TS.

Also newly eligible for certification but not in the pamphlet is a new FD 3 variety called BigSky Ladak. Its characteristics are listed in the table below with 18 other alfalfa varieties new to the marketplace that are in the process of seeking the variety board's approval.

Marketer Contact Info: Arrow Seed, 308-872-6826, www.arrowseed.com; Big Sky Wholesale Seeds, 406-434-5011, www.bigskyseeds.com; Blue River Hybrids, 800-370-7979, www.blueriverorg seed.com; Deer Creek Seed, 715-278-3200, www.deercreekseed.com; King's AgriSeeds, 866-687-6224; Monsanto, www.monsanto.com; Mycogen Seeds, 800-692-6436, www.mycogen.com; Rupp Seeds, 419-337-7087, www.ruppseeds.com; Tri-West Seed, 208-731-1188; Jung Seed Co., 800-242-1855, jungseedgenetics.com. (More are listed on page 20.)

Variety Name Company Marketing Fall Dormancy Winterhardiness Bacterial Wilt Verticilium Wilt Fusarium Wilt Anthracnose Phytophthora Root Rot Spotted Alfalfa Aphid Pea Aphid Blue Alfalfa Aphid Stem Nematode Aphanomyces Race 1 Aphanomyces Race 2 Southern Root Knot Nematode Nothern Root Knot Nematode Potato Leafhopper Multifoliate Expression Continuous Grazing Tolerance Standability Expression
Ameristand 201T+Z America's Alfalfa 2 2 HR HR HR HR HR HR HR
Arrowhead II Tri-West Seed 2.4 1.5 HR HR HR HR HR R R HR R
BigSky Ladak Big Sky Wholesale Seeds 2.8 HR LR R MR R MR R MR HR
Syngenta 63Q05 Syngenta Seeds 3 1.3 HR HR HR HR HR HR R HR
Falcon Blue River Hybrids 3.6 1.6 HR HR HR HR HR HR HR R HR
Arapaho II Tri-West Seed 3.8 1.8 HR HR HR R HR R R R HR
Prolific II Doebler's 3.8 1.6 HR HR HR HR HR HR HR R HR
Profuse BR Deer Creek Seed, Rupp Seeds 3.9 1.8 HR HR HR HR HR HR HR R HR
Syngenta 64H75 Syngenta Seeds 3.9 2 HR HR HR HR HR HR R HR HR
4A415 Mycogen Seeds 4 1.8 HR HR HR HR HR HR HR R HR
Ameristand 403T+ America's Alfalfa 4 3 HR HR HR HR HR HR HR MR
Enhancer II Arrow Seed, King's AgriSeeds, Rupp Seeds 4 1.6 HR HR HR HR HR R R HR HR
HybriForce-2400 Dairyland Seed Co. 4 1.8 HR HR HR HR HR R HR R HR
Lightning 4 Jung Seed Co. 4 1.3 HR HR HR HR HR R R HR
DKA43-13 Monsanto 4.3 1.3 HR HR HR HR HR R R HR R
PGI 557 Producer's Choice 5 2 HR HR HR HR HR R R HR 67%
PGI 908-S Producer's Choice 9 NA R R HR HR HR HR MR R HR HR 10%
4N900 Mycogen Seeds 9 NA MR LR HR R HR HR HR R MR R R
WL656 HQ W-L Alfalfas 9.3 NA MR R HR LR HR HR HR HR HR HR