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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
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
Spyder Creeping root Upright 1.0 1.0

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Forage and Turf Seed Production Market Update

Posted: Sep 16, 2021

Growing forage and turf seed is a great way not only to diversify the risk and spread out your farm workload, but to also be able to take advantage of two separate uses from a single field – income from the seed crop, and also the straw and forage regrowth that is produced as a by-product in some crops.

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Growing Annual Ryegrass for More than Forage

Posted: Sep 01, 2021

With Scott Davie

Annual ryegrass has been grown for forage production by farmers in Western Canada for many years, but when it comes to seed production, it’s typically been an afterthought.

However, you may want to rethink that approach and start taking a closer look at what annual ryegrass has to offer, says Scott Davie, a Seed Production Specialist with BrettYoung.

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