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Spyder

Best in One-Cut Management Conditions

Description

Spyder is an improved variety selected for its strong dormancy, excellent winterhardiness and improved disease resitance with the creeping rooted trait. It is a synthetic variety developed from a cross of a spreading-type alfalfa onto an elite yielding variety. Yield potential is consistently better than most creeping rooted varieties on the market and it also demonstrates a maturity with slightly quicker regrowth.

 

Characteristics

Variety

Spyder

Use

Hay & Pasture

Root Habit

Creeping Rooted

Plant Type

Upright

Preferred Growing Conditions

Drier regions. Suited for long-term stands

Production Period

Spring - Fall

Key Features

  • Creeping rooted alfalfa
  • Fall Dormancy of 1 with Winter Survival of 1
  • Higher yield potential for creeping rooted variety
  • Very drought tolerant
  • Performs well in higher altitudes

Limitations

  • Bloat hazard
  • Needs good drainage