Alfalfa Seed

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  • Ascend 552 Alfalfa

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  • Conventional Alfalfa
  • Conventional Alfalfa
  • Ascend alfalfa is a licensed proprietary variety marketed as Ascend 552 by Kussmaul Seeds.
    Key Features: A very high yielding fall dormancy 5 variety with persistence equal to Vernal.
    Genetic Background: A variety comprised of elite yield trial plants from Pennsylvania crossed onto elite dormancy four plants selected for high forage quality.
    Field Appearance at Bud Stage: Plants are tall with an upright growth habit. Medium dark green foliage.
    Multifoliate Leaf Expression: 68%
    Fall Dormancy: 5.0
    Winter Hardiness Rating: 2.22
    Wheel Traffic Performance: An 11% advantage over
    Ameristand 403T.
    Management Keys: A variety for growers who aggressively manage their alfalfa crop and want a more uniform yield distribution across each season’s harvest. Best adapted for 4- to 5-cut harvest systems and harvest as haylage and baled. Early maturity to first crop. Recommended for the more productive soils and aggressive management. No known soil or management limitations.

    Performance Profile
    • Winter Hardiness: EX
    • Yield Expectation: EX
    • Forage Quality: VG
    • Disease Resistance: EX
    • Seedling Vigor: EX
    • Stand Persistance: EX
    • Regrowth After Harvest: EX
    • Standability: G
    • Wheel Traffic Resistant: EX
    • Harvest Cuts: 4-5
    • ML Expression: VG

    Pest Package
    • Anthracnose: HR
    • Aphanomyces: HR
    • Bacterial Wilt: HR
    • Phytophthora Root Rot: HR
    • Verticilium Wilt: HR
    • Fusarium Wilt: HR

    Grower Tips
    • Top seller in the central and eastern areas
    • Very stable quality through 4 cuts
    • Rapid regrowth favors silage harvest
    • Strong regrowth keeps weeds choked out

     

  • Agronomic Chart:
  • Fall Dormancy 5.0
    Winter Hardiness Excellent
    Yield Expectations Excellent
    Forage Quality Very Good
    Disease Resistance Excellent
    Seedling Vigor Excellent
    Stand Persistence Excellent
    Regrowth after Harvest Very Fast
    Standability Good
    Wheel Traffic Resistance Excellent
    Harvest Cuts 4-5
    ML Expression Very Good
  • Ascend alfalfa is a licensed proprietary variety marketed as Ascend 552 by Kussmaul Seeds.
    Key Features: A very high yielding fall dormancy 5 variety with persistence equal to Vernal.
    Genetic Background: A variety comprised of elite yield trial plants from Pennsylvania crossed onto elite dormancy four plants selected for high forage quality.
    Field Appearance at Bud Stage: Plants are tall with an upright growth habit. Medium dark green foliage.
    Multifoliate Leaf Expression: 68%
    Fall Dormancy: 5.0
    Winter Hardiness Rating: 2.22
    Wheel Traffic Performance: An 11% advantage over
    Ameristand 403T.
    Management Keys: A variety for growers who aggressively manage their alfalfa crop and want a more uniform yield distribution across each season’s harvest. Best adapted for 4- to 5-cut harvest systems and harvest as haylage and baled. Early maturity to first crop. Recommended for the more productive soils and aggressive management. No known soil or management limitations.

    Performance Profile
    • Winter Hardiness: EX
    • Yield Expectation: EX
    • Forage Quality: VG
    • Disease Resistance: EX
    • Seedling Vigor: EX
    • Stand Persistance: EX
    • Regrowth After Harvest: EX
    • Standability: G
    • Wheel Traffic Resistant: EX
    • Harvest Cuts: 4-5
    • ML Expression: VG

    Pest Package
    • Anthracnose: HR
    • Aphanomyces: HR
    • Bacterial Wilt: HR
    • Phytophthora Root Rot: HR
    • Verticilium Wilt: HR
    • Fusarium Wilt: HR

    Grower Tips
    • Top seller in the central and eastern areas
    • Very stable quality through 4 cuts
    • Rapid regrowth favors silage harvest
    • Strong regrowth keeps weeds choked out

     

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  • Ascend 552 Alfalfa

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  • Alfalfa
  • Conventional Alfalfa
  • Conventional Alfalfa
  • Fall Dormancy 5.0
    Winter Hardiness Excellent
    Yield Expectations Excellent
    Forage Quality Very Good
    Disease Resistance Excellent
    Seedling Vigor Excellent
    Stand Persistence Excellent
    Regrowth after Harvest Very Fast
    Standability Good
    Wheel Traffic Resistance Excellent
    Harvest Cuts 4-5
    ML Expression Very Good
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