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Blend 4440

The premier certified alfalfa blend in the Canadian prairies

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Blend 4440 is a mixture of premium, certified alfalfas specifically developed to combine the strengths of our best varieties: high yields, superior winterhardiness, disease resistance, multi-foliate expression, and unique rooting habits such as branch root, sunken crown and creeping root characteristics. The unique strengths of this blend offer suitabillity to a wide range of growing conditions. Demand the best, insist on BLEND 4440 ALFALFA

Characteristics

Variety

Blend 4440

Use

Hay

Root Habit

Mixed

Plant Type

Upright

Preferred Growing Conditions

Widely adapted

Production Period

Spring - Fall

Key Features

  • Blend of certified varieties
  • Widely adapted
  • High yield potential
  • Excellent winterhardiness
  • Disease resistance

Limitations

  • Bloat hazard
  • Needs good drainage

Environmental Tolerances

Winter Hardiness

Very Good

Drought Tolerance

Good

Flooding Tolerance

Low

Optimum PH

6.0-7.8

Acidity Tolerance

Low to Moderate

Alkalinity Tolerance

Moderate to High

Salinity Tolerance

Low to Moderate

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