Non-Dormant Alfalfa - Nitrocoated  Seed (Lb)
Non-Dormant Alfalfa - Nitrocoated  Seed (Lb)
Item Number: SCL016

Non-Dormant Alfalfa - Nitrocoated Seed (Lb)

Good for Pasture or Hay in Mild Winter Regions

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$8.99 /Lb
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$8.99
Ships from Northern CA.
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Description

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: All our cover crop seed is untreated, non-GMO seed. 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 : 13-36"
Plant Height : Mid-height
Planting Time : Fall
Planting Time : Spring
Seed Variety : Single

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Shipping Weight: 1.1 lb

Dimensions: 8"L x 5"W x 1.5"H

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