Tug-of-War™ X-treme


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Get Tug-of-War™ X-treme for $2.99 per pound!

Tug of War X-Treme is our BEST quality alfalfa - used across a WIDE range of environmental conditions! Allows for longer growing season with a higher dormancy while increasing yields! More drought tolerance allows for a more robust alfalfa that will be sure to surprise.

  • HIGH yielding potential
  • AMAZING stand persistence
  • STRONG disease resistance

Forage quality is enhanced by multifoliate expression. A productive, profitable choice for commercial hay, beef and dairy producers!

Our Tug-of-War™ X-treme Alfalfa is a fine-stem, deep tap root, multi-leaf, non- bloating legume that has been designed to give you a maximum stand life of up to 10 years of production. With relative feed values as high as 220, and up to 14 tons on irrigated ground, our alfalfa is a great choice for hay and silage in livestock operations 

Planting Depth: .25”-.5”

Planting Rates: 30 lbs per acre irrigated, 20 lbs per acre non-irrigated, and 20 in mixes

Planting Dates: Mar-May, Aug-Sep

*Product ships in 50 pound bag.

**All Tug-of-War™ Alfalfa is non-gmo and comes Pre-Inoculated (PI) to aid in stimulation of N nodes. PI is OMRI approved and documentation can be requested if needed.

Establishment

Tug-of-War™ X-treme Alfalfa should be planted in a smooth, firm, weed free seedbed. Adequate moisture must be available for germination and emergence and the soil shall have good surface drainage. Tug-of-War™ X-treme Alfalfa can be planted in the spring or late summer. If spring sown, a nurse crop of grass (clover or orchardgrass) or small grain is recommended to maximize the tonnage in the seeding year. We usually recommend seeding grass with alfalfa to give a higher tonnage and better quality feed for the life of the stand. Alfalfa exhibits autotoxicity, which means established plants (older than 6 months) give off compounds that prevent new alfalfa seedlings from establishing. 

Adaptation

Tug-of-War™ X-treme Alfalfa grows best on deep, well-drained, friable soils. Lands subject to frequent overflows or high water tables are unfavorable to alfalfa. The pH of the soil should be 6.5 or above. 

Management

Our Tug-of-War™ X-treme Alfalfa is our volume leading seller. With a dormancy level of 3-4, this line allows for a maximum growing season, while having winter hardiness that allows it to succeed in most areas of the US. Due to the nature of where this line succeeds, on fertile soil and optimum conditions, one could expect to get up to 4 cutting per season before dormancy is established. Once established, a Tug-of-War™ X-treme Alfalfa stand can last for many years. Many Tug-of-War™ varieties can handle 30 day cutting schedules. One very critical aspect of alfalfa management is knowing when to take the last cutting in the fall. The last cutting of Tug-of-War™ X-treme Alfalfa should take place 3-4 weeks before the 1st average killing frost date.

Description

Medicago sativa L. alfalfa, is a long-lived perennial legume. Flowers vary in color from purple to yellow and are borne in loose clusters. Pods of alfalfa range from the sickle type to those that are twisted into spirals. Each pod contains several small kidney-shaped seeds. Alfalfa stems are erect and grow from a woody crown to about 2 to 3 feet tall. New growth occurs from buds in the crown. The plant has a tap root which may penetrate 25 feet deep into the soil. Compound leaves are alternately arranged on the stem and are normally trifoliate although there are commercial varieties that have multifoliate leaves. There are approximately 227,000 seeds/pound.






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