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Foothold

Description

Foothold is a long-lived alfalfa bred for its oversized and deep-set crown, making it more tolerant of wheel, hoof and field traffic. Its spreading and prostrate growth habit is conducive to filling- in unseeded acres or bare ground. Selected for a high leaf to steam ratio, it has shown 73% multi-foliate expression delivering high quality forage and more milk per acre. Scoring 30/30 on the DRI (Disease Resistance Index) compliments Foothold's strong persistence and winter hardiness for longer productivity.

Forage Yield & Quality

Foothold is selected for dense crowns, high leaf to stem ratio, vigorous roots, high forage dry matter yield and high forage milk per acre. Forage quality was evaluated using NIRS ( Near Infrared Reflectance Specroscopy) ensuring high NDF digestibility

Characteristics

Variety

Foothold

Use

Hay & Pasture

Root Habit

Spreader

Plant Type

Prostrate

Preferred Growing Conditions

Pasture production

Production Period

Spring-Fall

Key Features

  • Oversized and deep set crown
  • High leaf to stem ratio with multi-foliate expression
  • Exceptional disease resistance and long-lived productivity

Limitations

  • Bloat hazard
  • Needs good drainage