Final Answer™

$262.50

Extremely high yielding with great quality for stockmen, Final Answer offers a disease resistance package that is bulletproof against all major alfalfa pathogens as well as great winter hardiness. This makes Final Answer an excellent solution across a wide range of acres.

Seeding Rate: 15-20 lbs/acre

Fall Dormancy: 4.1
Winter Survival: 1.7
Recovery After Harvest: Very Fast
Aphids: R
Bacterial Wilt: HR
Fusarium Wilt: HR
Verticillium Wilt: HR
Anthracnose: HR
Phytophthora Root Rot: HR
Aphanomyces Root Rot (Race 1): HR
Aphanomyces Root Rot (Race 2): HR
DRI: 35/35

Product Guide

Planting

  • Planting Time:
    • Early Spring – after hard freezing conditions have ended
    • Late Summer/Early Fall – allow 4-6 weeks of growth before the first hard frost
  • Seeding Rate: 15-20 lbs/acre
  • Ideal Seed Depth: ½”
  • Alfalfa should be drilled into a firm seedbed or broadcasted and packed.

Fertility

  • Alfalfa requires 12 lbs of P2O5, 49 lbs of K2O, and 5.4 lbs of S per ton of forage produced.
  • Make fertilizer applications based on expected yield and soil fertility levels.
  • If soil fertility levels are low, applying 25-30 lbs/acre of nitrogen at planting will help increase stand establishment.
  • Do not exceed a total of 10 lbs/acre of N+K if fertilizer is placed in-furrow at planting.

Weed Control

Plant into a clean, weed-free seedbed and consider using the herbicide options below for optimal weed control:

Timing Herbicide Rate Notes Weeds Controlled Control Method
Postemergence (seedling) Butyrac 200 (2,4-DB) 1-3 qts/a Apply before weed heights exceed 3″. Minor crop injury may occur. Broadleaves Contact
Pursuit (Imazethapyr) 3-6 oz/a Apply when seedling alfalfa is in the second trifoliate stage or larger Broadleaves Contact
Poast (Sethoxydim) 0.75-2.0 pts/a Apply before weeds exceed 8″ in height. Grasses Contact
Select Max (Clethodim) 9-16 oz/a Apply before weeds exceed 8″ in height. Grasses Contact
Broclean (Bromoxynil) 1.0-1.5 pts/a Apply when alfalfa has a minimum of 4 fully developed trifoliates. Minor crop injury may occur. Broadleaves Contact
Postemergence (established) Butyrac 200 (2,4-DB) 1-3 qts/a Apply before weed heights exceed 3″. Minor crop injury may occur Broadleaves Contact
Pursuit (Imazethapyr) 3-6 oz/a Apply immediately after a cutting before excessive regrowth begins. Broadleaves Contact
Poast (Sethoxydim) 0.75-2.0 pts/a Apply before weeds exceed 8″ in height. Grasses Contact
Select Max (Clethodim) 9-16 oz/a Apply before weeds exceed 8″ in height. Grasses Contact

Disclaimer: All products and rates were provided by university-based sources and product labels. Always follow label instructions and consult your local chemical dealer and seed dealer before making any applications or planting the seed.

Management

  • Nurse Crops: Spring seeded grass can be planted with a small grain nurse crop such as oats, barley, or spring triticale. Use 1/3–1/2
    seeding rates of the nurse crop to avoid over competing with new seedlings.

    • Example: 1 bushel of oats as a nurse crop vs. a full rate of 3 bushels.
  • Nurse crops have little benefit to late summer/early fall seedings and are not recommended.
  • Avoid pushing new alfalfa seedings too hard during the establishment year. 1–3 cuttings during the first year is acceptable,
    depending on growing conditions and region.
  • Allow 3–4 weeks from the time of the last cutting until the average first frost date to allow alfalfa to regenerate reserves
    needed to survive winter and perform well the following year.

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