Certified Organic KingFisher OR28 alfalfa Seed from Byron Seeds is a winter hardy tap root variety to be used on well drained soils.
KingFisher OR28 Alfalfa Seed 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 KingFisher OR28 Alfalfa Seed to give a higher tonnage and better quality feed for the life of the stand. KingFisher OR28 Alfalfa exhibits autotoxicity, which means established plants (older than 6 months) give off compounds that prevent new KingFisher OR28 Alfalfa seedlings from establishing.
Once established, KingFisher OR28 Alfalfa stand can last for many years. One very critical aspect of KingFisher OR28 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).
KingFisher OR28 Organic seeds are grown by certified organic growers that adhere to the strict organic practices required by the Organic Food Production Act of 1990. No chemical fertilizer, pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, or herbicides are allowed in the production of this seed. Genetic purity is maintained throughout the production, processing, and packaging of this seed.
Organic certificate available for KingFisher OR28 alfalfa upon request.
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