FORAGE LEGUMES

AMERICAS ALFALFA
AMERISTAND 407TQ
High tonnage & quality alfalfa with traffic tested® performance
Very high-yielding, elite variety for the grower demanding top tonnage and quality
Very fast recovery for frequent harvest schedules under intensive management
Fall dormancy of 4.4
Winterhardiness of 1.7
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AMERISTAND 403T PLUS
Enhanced Yield from Original Traffic Tested® Variety
Fall Dormancy 4
Winterhardiness 2.1
High resistance to Phoma crown rot, the “Traffic Disease”  
Unique plant type with large, deep-seated crown, finer stems, and greater leaf mass
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AMERISTAND 409 LH
Resistance to Potato Leafhopper 
Increased Yield & Forage Quality Potential
Fall Dormancy 3.8
Winterhardiness of 2.0
High resistance to 6 major alfalfa diseases
Multifoliolate (ML) for improved forage quality  
 
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ROUND UP READY ALFAFLA
AMERISTAND 433TRR
Fine Stemmed Traffic Tested® Genuity® Roundup Ready® Alfalfa
Fall Dormancy 3.3
Unique plant type like AmeriStand 403T Plus with large, deep-seated crown, fine stems, abundant leaf mass and crown bud activity
High resistance to four yield-robbing diseases
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AMERISTAND 455TQRR
Top Quality Traffic Tested® with Genuity® Roundup Ready® Alfalfa
Fall Dormancy 4.4
Performance of very popular AmeriStand 407TQ with herbicide resistance
Enhanced forage quality for better animal performance
Very fast recovery for frequent harvest schedules under intensive management
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480 HVX RR

First genetically enhanced alfalfa trait developed to maximize quality by reducing lignin.

Lignin amounts have been found to be reduced by 12% – 20% when compared to conventional alfalfas at the same stage of maturity.

Fall dormancy of 4.0 and a winterhardiness of 2.2

Fall dormancy of 4.0 and a winterhardiness of 2.2

Due to this new technology, farmers can maintain a normal harvest schedule and obtain a higher quality or chose to delay harvest for up to 7 days for a higher yield potential without sacrificing quality.

Variety has been found to have a higher RFQ value and increased digestibility when compared to conventional varieties.

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PREMIUM ALFALFA
VENUS 4 PLUS T ALFALFA

Top yielding alfalfa in comparative trials
Excellent choice for top hay producers and dairy farmers.
Broad, deep-set crowns with large roots.
High traffic/compaction tolerance under real world conditions
Disease resistance index rating of 30
Fall Dormancy of 4.0
Winterhardiness of 2.0

Plant 15-20 lbs per acre March through April or late August through September 15th.

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VENUS BRAND ALFALFA

High quality alfalfa with all the bells and whistles for less money
Multifoliolate alfalfa with fine leaves and stems
Winterhardiness of 2.0
Fall dormancy of 4.0
High yielding, quality forage with a long life span
Disease resistance package similar to newer varieties.

Plant 15-20 lbs per acre March through April or late August through September 15th.

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RED CLOVER
SOLID RED CLOVER

Proven to be an excellent red clover in the Midwest.

Great 3 year red clover due to excellent resistance to Northern and Southern anthracnose.

High yielding variety with vigorous regrowth which makes it an excellent addition to pastures or hayfields.

Plant 5-10 pounds per acre Feb. through April or August through September.

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GALLANT RED CLOVER

Superior three year clover variety.

Excellent persistence due to high disease resistance to both Northern and Southern Anthracnose.

One of the top yielding varieties on the market.

An excellent addition to pastures and hayfields.

Plant 5-10 pounds per acre February through April or August through September.

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COWLOVER CLOVER MIXTURE

94% MEDIUM RED CP & 6% LADINO CLOVER CP

Dilutes effects of endophyte fungus in KY31 tall fescue pastures

Increases the protein content of grass forages

An excellent addition to any cool season pasture.

Plant 6-10 lbs. initially, 3-4 lbs for maintenance January through April or mid August – September 15th.

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CRIMSON CLOVER

Winter annual legume that is most commonly used for cover crop.

Can be used for pastures or hayfields.

Excellent addition to Winter Wheat, Triticale, or Spring Oats to increase protein content for haylage.

Only graze down to 3-4 inches for pasture use.

Plant 10-20 pounds per acre late summer or March-April.

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FROSTY BERSEEM CLOVER

Annual legume that is mostly used for cover crop.

A great addition to pastures and hayfields.

Shown to be a great addition to weakening alfalfa stands. When planted in the early spring with alfalfa, Frosty has shown to thicken the stand and match cutting cycles. The relative feed quality value is comparable to alfalfa.

An excellent option for dairy cattle. Milk production has proven to be greater when feed Frosty than most alfalfas

When planted in the fall, Frosty survives until 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

Plant 10-20 lbs per acre August through September or March through April.

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 FIXATION BALANSA CLOVER

Winter annual mostly used for cover crops.

Can make an excellent addition to hayfields, pastures, and even wildlife habitats.

Can be added to forage wheats and triticales in the fall or spring oats in the spring to help add protein content for haylage.

Fixation also has hallow stems allowing for easier dry down time for dry baling.

When planted in the fall, Fixation can create a large amount of tonnage for wrapping or dry bale.

Plant 5-8 lbs per acre August through September or March through April.

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LADINO/WHITE CLOVER
SYNERGY LADINO CLOVER

An impressive perennial clover with exceptional growth habits.

Tall, leafy variety of ladino that has spreading capablility.

Excellent compliment to pasture grasses due to persistence and regrowth capability. Performs well under heavy grazing systems.

Compatible with tall fescue, orchardgrass, timothy, ryegrasses, red clover, and alfalfa.

Performs on a variety of different soil types and pH levels.

Plant 3-8 pounds per acre August through September or February through April.

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KOPU II WHITE CLOVER

An aggressive New Zealand white clover selected for its stolon density and persistence under grazing.

An excellent addition to pastures and even hayfields. When it is tethered, Kopu II has proven to dry down.

Leafy variety with extra big leaves that are compatible with tall fescues, orchardgrasses, timothy, ryegrass, red clover, and alfalfa.

Kopu II outperforms or equals Patriot and Durana in Kentucky trials.

Performs on a variety of soils and pH levels.

Plant 2-5 pounds per acre August through September or February through April.

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YELLOW BLOSSOM SWEET CLOVER

Biennial Legume-Blooms in 2nd Year

Grows 4-6 feet tall

Grows well in Missouri and surrounding areas

Commonly used for a Plow Down crop (green manure)

Used also for hay, pasture and bees

Tolerates lower fertility

Tolerates dryer conditions

Use 15 pounds per acre

Plant January-April or Late Summer

Contains Coumarin-a chemical which can cause bleeding when the hay is improperly cured

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ALSIKE CLOVER

Short-Lived Perennial Legume

Lasts 2-3 Years in Missouri

Grows 1-3 feet tall

Grows well in Missouri and surrounding areas

Replaces Red Clover where soil is too wet or too acidic

Requires less seed per acre than Red Clover

Plant:  January-April or Late Summer

Seeding rate:  4-6 pounds per acre

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NORCEN BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL

A non-bloating legume.

Norcen is an upright growing variety that is well suited for pasture or hay.

A good addition to fescue, orchardgrass, perennial ryegrass, and timothy.

Stand health is dependent of rotational grazing. Leaving 3.5 – 4 inches of growth will help with a healthier, longer living stand.

Better suited with soil pH levels ranging from 5.5 – 6.5.

Plant 4-8 pounds per acre August through September or February through April.

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KOREAN LESPEDEZA

An annual reseeding legume that makes an excellent late summer pasture or hay cutting.

Performs better on poorer soils making it highly adaptable across Missouri. pH levels should not exceed 6.0.

Easy to establish, Korean lespedeza is compatible with most cool season grasses and legumes.

If grazing in late summer, allow enough time for lespedeza to regrow and reseed it self.

Plant 10-20 lbs per acre January through April by frost seeding or drilling.

Fall plantings are not recommended.

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AUSTRIAN WINTER PEAS

An annual legume that is mostly used for wildlife and cover crops.

Make an excellent addition to small grains such as Spring Oats or Winter wheat for hay and silage by adding additional protein and yield.

Not adapted to grazing.

Plant 25-30 lbs per acre March through April or August through September when planting as a companion crop or 40 to 50 pounds per acre when planted alone.

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WINTER HAIRY VETCH

A winter annual legume know primarily for being an excellent nitrogen producer for cover crops.

It produces such large amounts of N that it can partially replace fertilizer in the spring.

An excellent addition to small grains such as Spring Oats, Winter Wheat, or Winter Triticale for hay or silage by increasing protein and yield.

Capable of being grazed in late fall or early spring.

Plant 20 pounds per acre August through September or March through April when sown alone or 10 pounds per acre as a companion.

Winter Hairy Vetch is a winter annual legume that is known for its nitrogen contribution. Hairy Vetch produces such a large amount of N that it can partially replace fertilizer for spring. It will improve topsoil tilth and is also a weed suppressor and a phosphorus scavenger. Plant 20-30 lbs per acre late summer.

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FROSTMASTER WINTER PEAS

An annual, white flowering legume indicating the absence of tannins creating a sweeter, more palatable pea when compared to Austrians.

Mostly used for wildlife and cover crops.

Make an excellent addition to small grains such as Spring Oats or Winter wheat for hay and silage by adding additional protein and yield.

Not adapted to grazing.

Plant 25-30 lbs per acre March through April or August through September when planting as a companion crop or 40 to 50 pounds per acre when planted alone.

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