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FSM Brand 535-HY Alfalfa

FSM Brand 535-HY alfalfa breaks dormancy early and regrows rapidly for maximum tonnage of dairy quality forage. Bred to overcome many common diseases and pests, 535-HY is strongly persistent.

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FSM Brand 535-HY alfalfa offers excellent cutting recovery, outperforming other varieties in both quality and quantity! 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 nodulation, seedling health and vigor. Applying an Agri-Energy Alfalfa Fertility Program can enhance nutrient uptake and mineral availability.

The digestible energy of the forage can also be increased by including up to 50% of a high quality Barenbrug grass into the seeding. 535-HY alfalfa offers a broad disease resistance package, including resistance to many common pests. Developed for superior winter hardiness, 535-HY breaks dormancy early and continues to produce well on aggressive 28-30 day cutting schedule. Cuttings to be made after September 1st should be delayed until after a killing frost.

Untreated FSM Brand 535-HY is available, however, always confirm acceptability for organic production with your certifying organization.

Additional information

Bacterial Wilt:

Highly Resistant

Fusarium Wilt:

Highly Resistant

Phytophtora Root Rot:

Highly Resistant

Anthracnose (Race 1):

Highly Resistant

Aphanomyces Root Rot (Race 1):

Highly Resistant

Verticulum Wilt:

Highly Resistant

Stem Nematode:


Northern Root-knot Nematode:


Blue Alfalfa Aphid:

Moderately Resistant

Pea Aphid:



9.4 (10=best)

Forage Quality:

9.0 (10=best)

Fall Dormancy:

5.0 (1=earliest)

Winter Survival:

2.1 (1=highest)

Cutting recovery:

9.0 (10=best)

Wheel Traffic Tolerance:

8.5 (10=best)


Non-GMO variety

Seeding Rate:


FSM Brand 535-HY 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, adequate calcium, phosphorus, and potassium.

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