Fast-growing, annual alfalfa with high forage and biomass yield.
This is only marginally winter hardy, but grows more rapidly than normal alfalfa. As an annual green manure, "Summer" alfalfa can produce up to 10 tons of organic matter per acre. Long taproots break up compacted soil and bring up subsurface minerals. High nitrogen fixation and great bee forage. Sow early to midspring or in late summer (best time for weed competition), 1/2 lb./1,000 sq.ft. (15-20 lb./acre) alone. Use half this rate when mixed with grain/grass. Inoculate with #9511 for best performance. Avg. 175,000 seeds/lb.
Latin Name: Medicago sativa
Shipping Information & Notes
Growing Information: A finely prepared seed bed will guarantee the best stand. Provide adequate moisture to improve germination. Seed early in the season so germination will preclude weeds since it does not compete well with weeds early in the establishment sequence. Nitrogen production is up to 200 lb./acre. Shipping Notes: 25-lb. and 50-lb. sizes ship via ground transportation. The appropriate "Zone" additional shipping charges will be added at checkout. Please remember to provide a street address.
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CULTURE: Sow the seeds at the time and rate specified for each variety listed. All legumes should be planted 1/4 to 1/2" deep. FOR GREEN MANURE: For best results, till under when in the flowering stage. SEED SPECS: Planting rates are listed with the variety copy. Organic systems should plant 1/3 to 1/2 heavier to allow for some weed pressures.