Posted 2/11/2019 11:08 (#7313327 - in reply to #7313130) Subject: RE: Alalfafa seed
Anybody ever do a variety cross reference for alfalfa?
I would have to imagine there are a lot of brand names and very few different seeds, probably worse then row crop seed?
Just isn't enough alfalfa seed sold to justify a huge offering. I would imagine licensing, rebranding, and rebagging would be more profitable.
I have used Pioneer, WL, Dairyland, and a few others and can't really say they are all that different from each other, save the roundup ready trait or specific characteristics such as tap/branch root that do better in certain environments.
Most of the plot reports I see in my area have the best variety and worst variety within a few points of each other.