Alfalfa Variety
4A525
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Traits and Technology

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Overview

  • Whole-plant lignin is 7 percent to 10 percent lower than other dormant varieties for improved animal performance.
  • No loss of yield, persistence or performance versus conventional alfalfas.
  • Product of conventional plant breeding with variety patents pending.
Management Guidelines

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Product Ratings
7-9 Good 4-6 Fair 1-3 Poor
Management Traits
Cuttings Per Season3 or >
Fall Dormancy
4
Forage Quality
9
Forage Yield
9
Maturity to Early Flower
7
Recovery After Harvest
9
Winterhardiness
0
Disease Traits
AnthracnoseHighly Resistant
Aphanomyces Race 1Highly Resistant
Aphanomyces Race 2Moderately Resistant
Bacterial WiltHighly Resistant
Disease Index30
Fusarium WiltHighly Resistant
Phytophthora Root RotHighly Resistant
Verticillium WiltHighly Resistant
Insect Traits
Northern Root Knot NematodeResistant
Pea AphidResistant
Spotted Alfalfa AphidResistant
Stem NematodeResistant

Management Guidelines

  • Adapted across the United States and fits all production zones where alfalfas with fall dormancy 3, 4 or 5 are normally recommended.
  • At late bud stage, plants will be medium-tall with a very dense leafy canopy of medium to dark green leaves up and down the numerous fine stems.
  • Offers growers better forage quality at the traditional 28- to 30-day harvest timing, or the flexibility to extend harvest five to seven days to increase dry matter yield while holding forage quality. (See the Hi-Gest® Alfalfa Breeding, Technology and Management Overview for complete low lignin alfalfa information.)
  • Lodging tolerance comparable to other high-yielding conventional varieties.
  • Average greenup after harvest.
  • Adapted to aggressive 28-day cutting schedule or more-relaxed midbloom harvest systems; gives growers flexibility when weather or timing isn’t right.
  • No production or harvest management adjustments to benefit with Hi-Gest® low lignin alfalfa technology.