KingFisher KF 601H alfalfa from Byron Seeds is a hybrid alfalfa suited for the southern half of the Midwest.
- Cut earlier in the spring and once in the fall
- 25 to 28 day cutting schedule
- Finer stenms, dense stands, and excellent quality
- Good winter survival
KingFisher KF 601H can be planted in the spring or late summer, but we recommend late summer whenever possible. Planting depth should be 0.25 to 0.50 inches with good soil contact. If spring sown, a nurse crop of grass or small grain is recommended to maximize the tonnage in the seeding year. We usually recommend seeding grass with alfalfa to give a higher tonnage and better quality feed for the life of the stand. KingFisher KF 601H alfalfa exhibits autotoxicity, which means established plants (older than 6 months) give off compounds that prevent new alfalfa seedlings from establishing.
Once established, KingFisher KF 601H stand can last for many years. KingFisher KF 601H can handle an agressive 28 day cutting schedule. One very critical aspect of alfalfa management is knowing when to take the last cutting in the fall. By using Growing Degree Days (GDD) you can determine the best time to take the last fall cutting. An early fall cut can be taken as long as the plants can accumulate more than 500 GDD to replenish root reserves. A late fall cutting can be taken as long as no more than 200 GDD will accumulate before killing frost (25°F).
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