FSG639ST Alfalfa

  • Produces quality forage under slightly saline water and soil conditions
  • Outstanding forage production
  • Fine stemmed, excellent forage quality
  • Spring frost tolerance
  • High resistance to stem and northern root knot nematodes

FSG 639ST alfalfa was selected from an alfalfa salt screening and selection test conducted by the University of Arizona at Tucson evaluating hay quality production under slightly saline water and soil conditions. FSG 639ST is adapted to the Southwest, moderately winterhardy Intermountain Region and the Great Plains. FSG 639ST produces quality, fine stemmed hay and tolerates variable soil types due to its adaptable branching and tap root system. Turn to FSG 639ST when you want yield, quick growth and quality hay.

DISEASE / INSECT / NEMATODE RATINGS
Bacterial Wilt Highly Resistant (HR) 5*
Fusarium Wilt Highly Resistant (HR) 5*
Verticillium Wilt Resistant (R) 4*
Anthracnose-Race 1 Highly Resistant (HR) 4*
Phytophthora Root Rot Highly Resistant (HR) 5*
Aphanomyces-Race 1 Moderatly Resistant (MR) 3*
Wisconsin Disease Index 26 out of 30
Pea Aphid Resistant (R)
Stem Nematode Highly Resistant (HR)
N. Root Knot Nematode Highly Resistant (HR)
S. Root Knot Nematode Resistant (R)

*Based on the Wisconsin Disease Rating Index. This is a 1 to 5 ranking with 5 being the best.

CHARACTERISTICS
Fall Dormancy 6.0 (Semi-dormant)
Winter Survival 3.0 (Good)
Saline Soils Tolerant*
Root Type Tap and Branch
Recovery After Cutting Very Fast

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