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2010

Excellent Winter Hardiness

​Description

2010 is a highly adaptable alfalfa variety that combines creeping rooted alfalfa that has adventitious stems designed for dry land conditions with a branch rooted trait that can tolerate wet soil conditions. The result is 2010 will perform well across variable land and in both hay and pasture stands.

Characteristics

Variety

2010

Use

Hay & Pasture

Root Habit

Creeping root

Plant Type

Upright

Preferred Growing Conditions

Drier regions

Production Period

Spring - Fall

Key Features

  • Excellent winterhardiness
  • Creeping-rooted type
  • Good regrowth performance across variable land

Limitations

  • Bloat hazard
  • Needs good drainage

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