ALFALFA

ALFALFA

Description

Alfalfa is a basic forage for dairy milk cattle feed, to produce milk for high quality cheese making, due to its high yield, good seasonal distribution and excellent forage quality. SIS adopts a quality policy based on the use of national varieties as valid alternatives to ecotypes, with the following benefits: genetically guaranteed material, homogeneity of plants in the meadow, greater resistance to specific adversities, a better persistence, less thinning and a better quality forage. Besides its widely-established varieties SIS carries out a research programme to obtain superior cultivars with the following characteristics: - considerable adaptability to the species growing area; - early and abundant regrowth after each cutting; - resistance to early and frequent cutting; - high leaf/stem ratio; - late, and extremely persistent senescence

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