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Non-Dormant Alfalfa - Nitrocoated Seed
(Lb)

Good for Pasture or Hay in Mild Winter Regions

Item Number: SCL016

$8.49/Lb

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$8.49/Lb

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

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Description

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Medicago sativa Perennial legume cover crop.

Low desert areas of the West, San Joaquin Valley in California and Southern Texas and Gulf coast states. Zones 9-11. Popular hay plant great for cover cropping on fertile soils (alfalfas do not like acidic soils) with fair to good drainage.

  • Application Rate: 0.5-1 lb/1000 sq ft or 25 lb/acre
  • Inoculant: None needed, seed is nitrocoated
  • Germination: 5-10 Days
  • Plant Height: 18-24"
  • Uses: Beneficial insect habitat, bee forage, brings subsurface minerals to the surface, hay, pasture, green manure.
  • Facts to Note: Plant shallowly in early fall or spring. Can fix 200 lb Nitrogen/acre if given adequate Phosphorus, Calcium, and Sulfur. Yields up to 10 tons of organic matter per acre. Suitable for 3-5 year rotations. Requires summer irrigation and produce the most growth in warm weather.

Note to Certified Organic Growers: This is conventional seed, but all seeds are coated with Nitro-Coat Organic, which is an OMRI listed coating. This coating uses all organic ingredients: the proper rhizobacteria, a Calcium Carbonate coating that is naturally water absorbing to speed seed germination, and an OMRI listed organic adhesive.

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Attracts Beneficial Insects
  • Good for Forage/Hay
  • Loosens Heavy Soils
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Tolerates Mowing/Grazing

Characteristics

Life Cycle Perennial Plant Height Mid-height, 13-36"
Planting Time Spring, Fall Seed Variety Single
Life Cycle Perennial
Plant Height Mid-height, 13-36"
Planting Time Spring, Fall
Seed Variety Single

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 1.10 lbs. Dimensions: 8"L x 5"W x 1.5"H

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