Creeping alfalfa expresses a creeping root which allows it to spread underground much like many grasses do. This makes it an excellent fit in new pasture seedings with grass, or as a reliable legume to interseed into existing pasture. The most common varieties are Rhizoma, Travois, and Teton and we commonly use all of them with good success. The older genetics in those varieties brings a high level of winterhardiness as well as drought tolerance.
- Planting Time: Spring, Late Summer/Early Fall, or frost seeding
- Seeding Rate:
- Full Seeding Rate – 15 lbs./acre
- Interseeding into existing grass – 3-5 lbs./acre
- Ideal Seed Depth: ½”