Hi-Ton® Performance Alfalfa Seed
Get Serious About More Yield from Your Alfalfa
Armed with Hi-Ton® Performance Alfalfa you can achieve your yield goals. Alforex Seeds has several alfalfa varieties in this category from fall dormancy 4 to 7. Each Hi-Ton variety has to exceed the yield of experimental and other commercial alfalfa varieties by 5% in Alforex Seeds replicated testing. Moreover, a 5% yield advantage is the minimum threshold for a Hi-Ton® Performance alfalfa designation.
- Maximizes productive harvests and total seasonal yield
- Amplifies milk/meat per ton and per acre
- Enhances heat units and conserves soil moisture for crop growth
Line up of Hi-Ton Performance Alfalfa Products:
Fast Growth in Performance Alfalfa
Most commercial alfalfa varieties range from 1.4 to 1.6 cm of growth per day, where as an alfalfa must average at least 1.98 cm of growth per day to carry the FastGrowth rating. Most importantly, all Hi-Ton Performance Alfalfas carry the FastGrowth rating.
When alfalfa with a FastGrowth rating is green and growing it is generating extra yield. As an example, Hi-Ton alfalfa has 3 to 5 days faster growth after harvest and shortens the number of days to the next cutting. Faster growth starts with the first crop and continues with each cut taken in a growing season, in other words, more total yield is harvested at mid-summer when growing conditions are at their peak.
Level of Hi-Ton Alfalfa Quality
DLF has one of the largest pools of elite alfalfa germ plasm in the world and with its research and development backing Alforex Seeds, we are able select for and offer high quality and fast growth in the Hi-Ton Performance Alfalfa varieties. In addition, each Hi-Ton Performance alfalfa variety has a great disease package and strong insect resistance.
Proven Yield Performance
Many head-to-head yield trial results have proven that Hi-Ton alfalfa performs as promised. These trial results can be viewed on each product page, AFX429, AFX 469, AFX 579, AFX 779. As an illustration of the performance of Hi-Ton alfalfa, many growers have shared their experience in the testimonials below.
Hi-Ton and Hi-Salt Grower, Burlington, WY
“The Hi-Salt and Hi-Ton® varieties have been great products in producing high quality alfalfa in Wyoming.”
Hi-Ton Grower, George, WA
“I have planted Alforex Seeds AFX 469 across multiple soil types and locations. It performs anywhere. Sandy soils to heavy, high pH soils, AFX 469 just yields. I sell much of my hay to an exporter. I was behind two years ago and the exporter came in and swathed one of my fields. The exporter crew lead called immediately wanting to know what variety I had. Heaviest windrows they had ever witnessed in first cutting. If you want hay that goes up nice and makes great feed, look no further than AFX 469.”
St. Isidore Farms, Inc.
Hi-Ton Grower, Poskin, WI
“With AFX 469 this year we averaged 5 tons of dry matter and 12 tons actual in three cuttings and another cutting to go! Off the chopper the test results were steady, 21-24% protein and 5-9% sugar. It is doing really well for us.”
Hi-Ton Grower, Greensburg, KS
“AFX 579 performs very well on our farm. It makes lots of tons and has very fast recovery after a cutting.”
Morning Star Farms
Hi-Ton Grower, Blackfoot, ID
“Once we got the water and fertility right, it seemed genetics was holding our growers back, but as we have moved to varieties like 429, growers are getting more dairy quality hay and upping their yields too.”
Seed Manager, Bingham Coop
A Serious Look at Yield
In conclusion, getting serious about yield means taking a look at the genetics you are using in your fields. Do they measure up to Hi-Ton Alfalfas? Take advantage of the benefits of Hi-Ton Performance Alfalfa in your operation. Hi-Ton Performance Alfalfas;
- Grow up to 30% faster than conventional alfalfas,
- Increase the number of productive harvests each season,
- Provide bigger second, third and fourth crops,
- Enable a quicker harvest of the first crop,
- Shorten harvest intervals by three to five days,
- Suppress weeds.
- For more information about Hi-Ton alfalfas visit our Ask the Alfalfa Expert Blog or our library of Management Training videos.
- Current product guides can be found here.
- Hi-Ton High Yielding Alfalfa
Hi-Ton growth ratings are calculated by Alforex Seeds from weekly measurement of varieties grown side-by-side from green-up to harvest through the growing season. Expressed as average centimeters growth per day. All measurements were conducted at the DLF research farm in West Salem, WI.