The National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA) has released its 2015 edition of the popular “Alfalfa Variety Ratings - Winter Survival, Fall Dormancy & Pest Resistant Ratings for Alfalfa Varieties” publication.
NAFA calls the information is a "must-have" for all hay and dairy producers, Extension specialists, agri-business personnel, and anyone involved in alfalfa production.
The publication provides growers with the information needed need to make informed decisions about the varieties which will perform best in a given environment.
All varieties listed can be purchased in the U.S. in the 2015 production year.
Alfalfa variety rating publication includes 193 alfalfa varieties from 23 marketers.
The information has been verified by the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) and the National Alfalfa Variety Review Board (NAVRB).
New this year is a searchable online database from NAFA to help growers more easily narrow alfalfa varietal choices.
Available at http://alfalfa.org/varietyratings.php, NAFA’s new searchable database allows producers to look for varieties utilizing up to 23 different parameters, including variety name, marketer, fall dormancy, winter survival, disease resistance, and salt tolerance.
NAFA’s Alfalfa Variety Ratings publication is available in the November issue of Hay & Forage Grower magazine (Western Farm Press’ sister publication) magazine or by visiting NAFA’s website at www.alfalfa.org.
Low resolution print copies are available to download free of charge. Printed copies are available for 50 cents.