AmeriStand - Model 403T Plus - Alfalfa Seed
Traffic Tested variety shows a visual difference after three years of intensive traffic in variety trials. Traffic from harvesting equipment causes damage to alfalfa plants by opening wounds in the crown. Weak alfalfa crowns allow invasion by diseases, increase susceptibility to winter stress and can reduce yields by as much as 70 percent.
Enhanced Yield, Same Traffic Tolerance and Stand Persistence
- High resistance to Phoma crown rot, the 'Traffic Disease'
- Delivers excellent fiber digestibility values in RFQ tests
- Unique plant type with large, deep-seated crown, finer stems, greater leaf mass and more crown bud activity
- Patented tolerance to liquid manure applications, averaging 14 percent yield advantage and 18 percent stand advantage over conventional varieties (USDA_ARS)