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2020 Alfalfa variety ratings

The National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance (NAFA) has released its alfalfa variety ratings for 2020.

Alliance president Beth Nelson tells Brownfield more than 180 varieties from 17 different seed marketers are included.

“These varieties have had peer review, and are available in the marketplace for farmers to purchase.”

She says NAFA’s database allows people to search for varieties using up to 23 parameters.

“Such as the variety name, the marketer, fall dormancy, if they have specific pest issues or disease issues. They can search and find which varieties might have high resistance to some of the concerns they may have in their given area.”

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