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22-2-2007 1:00 PM

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Roundup Ready alfalfa has now been on the market for over a year with close to 30 varieties available or soon to be available across the U.S. This technology provides many new options for alfalfa producers in Kentucky. Several people have asked us which variety is highest yielding and unfortunately we have not been able to provide a good answer. The technology is so new (just approved fall 2005) that few of these varieties have been entered into University yield trials. Companies do have some private data, but they often don’t compare to the varieties you are familiar with. So what do you do? Since it will be 1-2 years before University yield comparisons are readily available, it is important that you purchase seed from knowledgeable dealers who have earned your respect.

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Feb 22nd, 1:00 PM

Roundup Ready Alfalfa: Results after One Year on the Market

Roundup Ready alfalfa has now been on the market for over a year with close to 30 varieties available or soon to be available across the U.S. This technology provides many new options for alfalfa producers in Kentucky. Several people have asked us which variety is highest yielding and unfortunately we have not been able to provide a good answer. The technology is so new (just approved fall 2005) that few of these varieties have been entered into University yield trials. Companies do have some private data, but they often don’t compare to the varieties you are familiar with. So what do you do? Since it will be 1-2 years before University yield comparisons are readily available, it is important that you purchase seed from knowledgeable dealers who have earned your respect.