HarvXtra Alfalfa Gives Farmers Options, Not Limits

August 1, 2017 04:36 PM
 

Windows of opportunity are wider for forage producers, with three HarvXtra® alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology products from CROPLAN® seed.

HarvXtra® alfalfa provides greater flexibility in cutting management than conventional alfalfa. It also offers the opportunity to increase yield and quality potential. With HarvXtra® alfalfa, forage growers can:

Maintain their current harvest schedules to obtain higher forage quality potential, or
• Delay harvest to reduce harvest frequency, increase yield potential and maintain normal forage quality.

Less lignin. Greater digestibility.
For more than three decades, alfalfa breeders have used conventional breeding techniques to select for improved forage quality. The most advanced alfalfa available today, HarvXtra® alfalfa offers farmers more cutting flexibility for greater yield potential or improved forage quality by modifying lignin content beyond what is possible with conventional breeding.

CROPLAN® HarvXtra® alfalfa varieties contain an average of 20 percent less lignin and 17 percent higher neutral detergent fiber digestibility (NDFD) when compared to conventional alfalfa at the same stage of maturity. Farmers can choose to delay harvest up to 7-10 days to attain greater yield without sacrificing quality. Trials showed CROPLAN® HarvXtra® alfalfa varieties with three cuttings at 35-day intervals achieved 20 percent more forage yield over the life of the stand than conventional alfalfa with four cuttings at 28-day intervals.* 

Lignin is important in maintaining alfalfa’s standability; however, it is not very digestible. HarvXtra® alfalfa “rewires” how an alfalfa plant makes lignin, changing both composition and content with no increase in lodging.

 

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Features of HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology varieties available from CROPLAN® seed:
HVX MEGATRON

• Exceptional wet-soil-disease resistance; high resistance to Aphanomyces root rot races 1, 2 and 3 disease. • Excellent late-season disease tolerance with high resistance to multi-race Anthracnose. • Newest variety of the HarvXtra® alfalfa trait with excellent crop safety.
• Available in GroZone® plus Advanced Coating® ZN plus Stamina® fungicide seed treatment to provide additional early plant heath.
• Stacked with Roundup Ready® Technology for unsurpassed weed control with excellent crop safety.

HVX HARVATRON
• Great wet-soil-disease resistance; high resistance to Aphanomyces root rot races 1 and 2 disease. • Provides maximum flexibility for harvest management; choose to harvest for excellent forage digestibility potential or to maximize tonnage potential each cutting.
• Excellent forage quality with HarvXtra® alfalfa trait.
• Stacked with Roundup Ready® Technology for unsurpassed weed control with excellent crop safety.
• Available in GroZone® plus Advanced Coating® ZN plus Stamina® fungicide seed treatment to provide additional early plant heath.

HVX DRIVER
• Maximize harvest flexibility for excellent yield and forage quality potential with the HarvXtra® alfalfa trait.
• Exceptional ability to perform well across multiple geographies.
• Rapid regrowth after cutting.
• Stacked with Roundup Ready® Technology for unsurpassed weed control with excellent crop safety.
• Available in GroZone® plus Advanced Coating® ZN plus Stamina® fungicide seed treatment to provide additional early plant heath.

To find out more about HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology and how it can help you unlock possibilities in your alfalfa stands, contact your local CROPLAN® retailer or visit croplan.com/alfalfa.

As of June 2017, HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology has pending import approvals. Growers must direct any product produced from HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology seed or crops (including hay and hay products) only to United States domestic use.

In the following states, purchase and use of HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology is subject to a Seed and Feed Use Agreement, requiring that products of this technology can only be used on farm or otherwise be used in the United States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. In addition, due to the unique cropping practices do not plant HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology in Imperial County, California, pending import approval and until Forage Genetics International, LLC (FGI) grants express permission for such planting. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their grain handler or product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product.

Visit www.ForageGenetics.co​m/legal for the full legal, stewardship and trademark statements for these products.

*Data is an average of CROPLAN® HarvXtra® HarvaTron, MegaTron and Driver varieties harvested in 2014 and 2015 trials from Nampa, Idaho; Touchet, Wash.; Boone, Iowa; West Salem, Wis.; and Mt. Joy, Pa.
ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready® crops contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Genuity Design®, Genuity Icons, Genuity®, Roundup Ready® and Roundup® are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC, used under license by Forage Genetics International, LLC.
Because of factors outside of WinField United's control, such as weather, applicator factors, etc., results to be obtained, including but not limited to yields, financial performance, or profits, cannot be predicted or guaranteed by WinField United. Actual results may vary.
HarvXtra® is a registered trademark of Forage Genetics International, LLC.
HarvXtra® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready® Technology is enabled with Technology from The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.
Advanced Coating, CROPLAN and GroZone are registered trademarks and WinField United is a trademark of Winfield Solutions, LLC.
Stamina is a registered trademark of BASF Corporation.
© 2017 Winfield Solutions, LLC.
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