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The alfalfa variety FLEETWOOD convinces with an outstanding crude protein content and was the only variety to be awarded the top grade 7 by the German federal plant variety office. It therefore receives the Milk Index award for highest forage quality in the DSV portfolio. In addition, FLEETWOOD has good yield and persistence properties.
 

National listing/Official recommendation:
DE, LU

* Most alfalfa plants go dormant in the fall in preparation for winter. Early fall dormant types show very little growth after the September clipping, later fall dormant types demonstrate substantial growth. Fall dormancy is measured on a (1-9) scale, where 1=very early fall dormant and 9=non-dormant. The fall dormancy classes (2-4) are winterhardy types.

 

  • dormany group 4-5
  • Milk Index variety with highes crude protein contents
  • high quality variety

Agronomic properties

Beginning of flowering
4
early to inter
Early growth development
5
medium
Stem height - full development
4
short to medium
Beginning of flowering
4
early to inter
Early growth development
5
medium
Stem height - full development
4
short to medium

Tends to

Lodging
5
medium
Winter damage
5
medium
Lodging
5
medium
Winter damage
5
medium

Yield characteristics

Dry matter yield total
5
medium
Dry matter yield - 1st cut
5
medium
Dry matter yield - further cuts
6
medium to high
Dry matter yield total
5
medium
Dry matter yield - 1st cut
5
medium
Dry matter yield - further cuts
6
medium to high

Quality

Crude protein content
7
high

Classification according to the descriptive variety list - Bundessortenamt (federal plant variety office, Germany) 2020 and our own results.

Crude protein content
7
high

Classification according to the descriptive variety list - Bundessortenamt (federal plant variety office, Germany) 2020 and our own results.

All specified informations, recommendations and representations mentioned here are made to the best of our knowledge and belief, but without guarantee of completeness or accuracy. We cannot guarantee that the properties described are repeatable. All information is provided as an aid to decision-making. Deutsche Saatveredelung AG excludes adhesion for damage or claims for damages, resulting of the use for the variety specified in this description. Mixture compositions may change if individual varieties are not available. As of 01/2021. Subject to change without notice.

All specified informations, recommendations and representations mentioned here are made to the best of our knowledge and belief, but without guarantee of completeness or accuracy. We cannot guarantee that the properties described are repeatable. All information is provided as an aid to decision-making. Deutsche Saatveredelung AG excludes adhesion for damage or claims for damages, resulting of the use for the variety specified in this description. Mixture compositions may change if individual varieties are not available. As of 10/2022. Subject to change without notice.