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Alfalfa

Industry-leading Alfalfa

BrettYoung offers a wide selection of high-performance alfalfa varieties. Excellent forage yield potential, outstanding quality and a mixture of rooting habits and special characteristics make these varieties the best alfalfa for your farm. 

Follow the links inside the table to learn more about key features and agronomic characteristics of our alfalfa portfolio.

Intended Use Variety​ Rooting Habit Plant Type Fall Dormancy Rating Winterhardiness
  4030 Tap root Upright 4.0 1.6
Hay 4020 MF Tap root Upright Multifoliate 4.0 1.8
Barricade SLT Tap root Upright 4.0 2.0
Dynamo Tap root Multifoliate 4.0 1.9
HybriForce-
3400
Tap root Upright Hybrid 4.0 1.8
Surge HG Tap root Upright Multifoliate 4.0 1.7
4010 BR Branch root Upright 3.6 1.6
Blend 4440 Mixed Upright 3.5 1.8
Stronghold Tap root Upright Multifoliate 3.0 1.3
Hay & Pasture 3010 Deep set crown Upright 2.5 1.8
2010 Creeping root Upright 2.4 1.9
Foothold Spreader Prostrate Multifoliate 2.0 1.7
Reload Branch root Multifoliate 4.0 1.7
Spyder Creeping root Upright 1.0 1.0

Recent BY PLUS notes

Welcome Justine Cornelsen

Posted: Jan 17, 2022

It’s a new year, and we’re very excited to welcome a new member to our team here at BrettYoung.

Justine Cornelsen has come on board as our Agronomic and Regulatory Services Manager. You may already recognize Justine’s name from her time with the Canola Council of Canada where she worked for nearly eight years as an Agronomy Specialist.  Justine has also had a presence in some of our previous editions of BY PLUS notes as a canola management expert.

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Grower Review: Perennial Ryegrass

Posted: Jan 17, 2022

Paul Mcintosh, owner of Mcintosh Farm in Lac du Bonnet, admits there were some anxious moments on his farm during the summer of 2021. Aside from the odd sprinkle, the region received no significant rainfall between June 12 and Aug. 12 — he can’t recall many summers as dry as the one that just passed.

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Farming is a Team Effort, and so is Mental Health

Posted: Jan 12, 2022

With Lesley Kelly

Mental health is an under-discussed topic in the agriculture industry. Farm related stress, isolation and anxiety can run high, especially during the pandemic, and many growers may not be giving themselves the attention and self-care they need.

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