LeafMAX 3520 Alfalfa is a blend of older alfalfa genetics that are still in production fields but over produced for today’s market. The demand for the latest and greatest sometimes leaves good varieties in production fields with an oversupply of seed. We purchase this seed at a slightly lower cost and market it in our LeafMAX 3520 Alfalfa brand. We do not know the varieties they include but it does notWe suggest you use this on good alfalfa soils since the varieties in the bag are subject to change due to inventory. Any alfalfa in this blend will be at least a fall dormancy 3.5 with a winter hardiness of 2.0 or better. The disease ratings will be at least 27+. This alfalfa blend is coated with a lime coating containing micronutrients, Allegience fungicide and is preinoculated with Nitrogen Gold.
Suggested seeding rates: Seed 18-22 lbs/acre alone, 6-15 lbs/acre in a mixed stand.
Approx. seeds/lb.: 227,000
Seeding depth: Seed ¼” to ½” deep in a firm, moist seedbed.
Ave. Emergence time (days): 7
Preferred soils: Well-drained soils with balanced fertility and a pH of 6.8 to 7.0. Fields should be free of perennial weeds and any herbicide carryover. Fields should not have been in alfalfa in the previous year to avoid any alfalfa autotoxicity problems.
Establishment: Use 25-30 units of N at seeding on coarse textured soils with low organic matter, 20-35 lbs N/acre if seeded with a companion crop and 40-55 lbs N/acre if companion will be harvested as silage. May be planted in spring or late summer. More specific recommendations for planting, growing, fertilizing and harvesting are available upon request.