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NAFA releases 2023 Alfalfa Variety Ratings guide

New publication offers valuable selection insights for alfalfa growers.

December 20, 2022

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MULTITUDE OF VARIETIES: The National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance rated 161 alfalfa varieties from 15 marketers in the newly released 2023 Alfalfa Variety Ratings guide.BanksPhotos /Getty images

The National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA) released the 2023 edition of its popular “Alfalfa Variety Ratings — Winter Survival, Fall Dormancy & Pest Resistance Ratings for Alfalfa Varieties.” This publication is targeted to hay and livestock farmers, Extension specialists, agri-business personnel or anyone involved in the production of alfalfa.

NAFA’s Alfalfa Variety Ratings offers an extensive listing of alfalfa varieties and their corresponding ratings for fall dormancy, winter survival, bacterial wilt, aphanomyces, leafhopper and a host of other pests. The publication also includes other ratings such as grazing tolerance and standability to provide the information you need to make educated decisions about the alfalfa varieties that will perform best in a given environment. All varieties listed in the Alfalfa Variety Ratings publication can be purchased in the United States for the 2023 production year.

The 2023 edition of NAFA’s Alfalfa Variety Ratings features 161 alfalfa varieties from 15 marketers and has been verified with the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (and the National Alfalfa Variety Review Board.

NAFA offers a searchable, online alfalfa variety ratings database where you can make the process of narrowing alfalfa varietal choices even easier at alfalfa.org/varietyratings.php. For more information, or to get your Alfalfa Variety Ratings publication, visit alfalfa.org.

Source: National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance.



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