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FSM Brand 417-ML Alfalfa

FSM Brand 417-ML is a synthetic alfalfa variety that combines fast recovery, high multifoliate expression, stand persistence and a good disease package. 417-ML delivers high quality hay on an aggressive cutting schedule.

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Description

FSM Brand 417-ML alfalfa is a very leafy, dairy quality forage with an excellent yield potential and excellent disease resistance. 417-ML is very persistent, recovering quickly from each cutting and producing late into the fall with good winterhardiness. For best results, drill inoculated seed ¼ to ½ inch deep into a firm seed bed. Untreated seed should be inoculated prior to planting with Myco-Seed Treat Rhizobium to encourage health and vigor.

Applying one of our customized Agri-Energy Alfalfa Fertility Programs can enhance production of high quality forage with excellent nutrient and mineral availability. The digestible energy of your harvest can also be increased by incorporating up to 50% of a high quality grass into the seeding. 417-ML is well-adapted to an aggressive 28-30 day cutting schedule. Cuttings to be made after September 1st should be delayed until after a killing frost.

Untreated FSM Brand 417-ML is available, however, always confirm acceptability for organic production with your certifying organization

Additional information

Bacterial Wilt:

Highly Resistant

Fusarium Wilt:

Highly Resistant

Verticulum Wilt:

Highly Resistant

Anthracnose (Race 1):

Highly Resistant

Phytophtora Root Rot:

Highly Resistant

Aphanomyces Root Rot (Race 1):

Highly Resistant

Stem Nematode:

Resistant

Root Knot Nematode (Northern):

Resistant

Pea Aphid:

Resistant

Blue Alfalfa Aphid:

Resistant

Yeild:

9.5 (10=best)

Forage Quality:

9.0 (10=best)

Fall Dormancy:

4.0 (1=earliest)

Winter Survival:

1.7 (1=highest)

Cutting Recovery:

9.2 (10=best)

Wheel Traffic Tolerance:

7.5 (10=best)

Development:

Non-GMO variety

Seeding Rate:

15-20#/acre

Disease Resistance Index:

30 of 30

FSM Brand 417-ML will benefit from Myco-Seed Treat inoculation, with proper rhizobium added to untreated seed, before planting at a rate of 4oz per 50# of seed.
Use an Agri-Energy Alfalfa Fertility Program to supply balanced nutrition throughout the growing season, including, essential calcium, phosphorus, and potassium.

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