Ladak II Alfalfa

  • ladak-alfalfaDeveloped directly from Ladak
  • Excellent drought tolerance
  • Adapted to variable soil conditions
  • Very winterhardy and persistent
  • Superior forage yield when compared to Ladak

Ladak II alfalfa is specialized for use on rangeland and dryland pastures from the northern plains to the winterhardy intermountain areas of the west where rainfall is limited for extended periods of time. Developed from plants selected out of a 27 year old stand of Ladak in eastern Washington, Ladak II has the drought tolerance of Ladak with improved disease and nematode resistance for increased persistence and adaption to a wider range of soil conditions.

DISEASE / INSECT / NEMATODE RATINGS
Bacterial Wilt Highly Resistant (HR)
Fusarium Wilt Highly Resistant (HR)
Verticillium Wilt Moderate Resistant (MR)
Anthracnose-Race 1 Moderate Resistant (MR)
Phytophthora Root Rot Resistant (R)
Stem Nematode Resistant (R)
N. Root Knot Nematode Highly Resistant (HR)

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

CHARACTERISTICS
Fall Dormancy 2.0
Winter Survival 2.0 (Very Good)
Root Type Tap
Recovery After Cutting Moderate

 

 2008-2001 Private Trial Data
Variety Total Tons % Yield Advantage # of Harvests
Ladak II 9.6 117 7
Ladak 8.2

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