Alforex Seeds, the alfalfa business unit of Dow AgroSciences, is adding two new sales territories as it completes its national launch of Hi-Gest® Low Lignin Alfalfa Technology. With the release of non-dormant AFX 1060 during fall 2015 in Arizona and the Imperial Valley of California, all U.S. alfalfa growers now have access to adapted, conventionally bred low lignin alfalfa varieties for 2016 planting.Hi-Gest Low Lignin Alfalfa Technology was introduced during the 2014 World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis., and more than 10,000 acres of the Hi-Gest 360, Hi-Gest 660, and AFX 1060 varieties were planted across the United States during the 2015 planting season. “These early adaptors were the first to see the advantages of lower lignin alfalfa and how it improves animal intake, rate of digestion, and increased milk production,” explains Alforex Seeds General Manager Ron Cornish. “The on-farm performance of Hi-Gest has exceeded our expectations, and we are now gearing up to meet the demands of commercial growers and dairymen across the country. Ample supplies of our dormant Hi-Gest 360, semi-dormant Hi-Gest 660 and non-dormant AFX 1060 are available for 2016 planting. Plus we are launching AFX 960 with Hi-Gest Technology later this fall.”
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