ALFALFA: DORMANCY 9 CHARACTERISTICS
ALFALFA: DORMANCY 9 FACT SHEET
Key Advantages
Our plant-breeding efforts have been directed at creating salt-tolerant seed varieties capable of surviving very high salinity, while at the same time producing very high yields.

SW 9720

A high yielding, very non-dormant variety with salt tolerance.

Growth is erect with rapid recovery after cutting. SW 9720 is adapted to salty soils and to better soils, both in warm and hot temperature areas, from Yolo County, California to the Mexican border and south of there. Yields have been excellent in Davis, CA, Imperial County, CA and Maricopa County, AZ.

For hay production, SW 9720 is adapted to areas of California and Arizona where non-dormant varieties are recommended. SW 9720 was the highest yielding variety in the non-dormant forage trial of 48 entries at University of California, Davis. It is also doing very well in the Imperial Valley of California and at the University of Arizona Field Station of Maricopa, Arizona.

SW 9720 was developed on salty soils near Mendota, California and in salt selection forage trials in Tucson, Arizona. SW 9720 was synthesized from 90 plants and is a California Certified Variety.
See characteristics charts for insect, disease and nematode resistance information.

SW 9628
A very high yielding non-dormant variety of alfalfa with resistance to Fusarium Wilt, Phytophthora Root Rot, Spotted Alfalfa Aphid, Pea Aphid, Blue Alfalfa Aphid and Root Knot Nematode.

Adaptation
SW 9628 alfalfa is a very non-dormant variety, with a dormancy rating of 9. Growth is erect with rapid recovery after cutting. It is adapted to areas of warm and very hot temperatures from the Central San Joaquin Valley to the lower desert areas of California and Arizona.

Disease, Insect and Nematode Resistance
SW 9628 is resistant to Root Knot Nematode and Spotted Alfalfa Aphid, resistant to Fusarium Wilt, Phytophthora Root rot, Pea Aphid and Blue Aphid. It also has low resistance to Bacterial Wilt and Anthracnose.

Uses
For hay production, SW 9628 is adapted to areas of California and Arizona where non-dormant varieties are recommended. SW 9628 was the Highest Yielding variety in the 3-year forage trial of 51 entries at the University of California Kearney Research Center, Parlier, California. It yields very well in the University of Arizona trials at Maricopa also.

Development
SW 9628 was developed in the Parker Valley, Arizona and in the Central San Joaquin Valley of California. Breeder’s seed was produced on very salty soil in the Mendota, California area. SW 9628 was synthesized from 135 plants and is a California Certified Variety.

SW 9500

Adapted to areas of California and Arizona where Fall forage is desired and varieties of dormancy 9 are grown. The average hay yields of SW 9500 in 8 location test years in California is 108.1% of CUF 101 yields in dry, hot climate areas.

SW 9400

Adapted to areas of California where Fall forage is desired and varieties of dormancy ratings 8 and 9 are grown. The average yields of SW 9400 in 9 location test years in California is 103.4% of CUF 101 yields. Stand persistence in these tests has been excellent for 4 years of intensive harvests.
SW 9400 has moderate resistance to Verticillium Wilt.
See how well SW 9400 performed in recent alfalfa cultivar trials.
See characteristics charts for insect, disease and nematode resistance information.

SW 9301

Adapted to areas of California where fall forage is desired and varieties of dormancy ratings 8 and 9 are grown. This variety has produced very well in California, Arizona, Argentina, Mexico and Saudi Arabia. The average hay yields of SW 9301 in 15 location test years in California is 112.8% of CUF 101 yields, and in 6 location test years in Mexico SW 9301 produced 105.3% of CUF 101yields.
SW 9301 will produce in salty soils under irrigation.
See how well SW 9301 performed in recent alfalfa cultivar trials.
See characteristics charts for insect, disease and nematode resistance information.

Magic

A 9 dormancy variety which is marketed in Saudi Arabia by:
Genetics International, Inc.
3001 Scenic Drive, Modesto, CA 95355, USA
E-mail: rpenner@geneticsinternational.com
Phone: +1 (209) 576 1950 | Fax: +1 (209) 576 0231

Variety Dormancy Bacteria Wilt Verticillium Wilt Fusarium Wilt Antherac Phytophthora Root Rot Spotted Aphid Pea Aphid Blue Aphid Stem Nematode Southern Root Knot Nematode Northern Root Knot Nematode

DISEASE/PEST RESISTANCE KEY:
HR: Highly Resistant
R: Resistant
MR: Moderately Resistant
LR: Low Resistance
S: Susceptible
– : Insufficient Data

FALL DORMANCY KEY:
1-9, with 1 being most dormant and 9 being least dormant

SW 9720 9 MR R R HR HR R MR HR
SW 9628 9 R R HR R R HR
SW 9215 9 R HR R HR R HR HR

 

Salt tolerant and highly adaptable, Dormancy 9 Alfalfa, proven to out yield the competition.

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9720

Salt tolerant and highly adaptable, Dormancy 9 Alfalfa, proven to out yield the competition.

Key Advantages

  • This Group 9 dormancy variety has a very wide area of adaptation and is tolerant to salty irrigation waters and salty soils.
  • Highest yielding alfalfa in UC Davis Trial of 48 non-dormant entries for 1998/1999 and 2008.
  • Out yielded CUF 101 in Imperial Valley by 5.2% and 8.3% in trials at the University of Arizona at Maricopa.
  • SW 9720 led all entries in both yield and feed quality in the trials at the USDA salinity labora¬tory, where alfalfa and other forage species were under salt water irrigation management at Riverside, California.

Major Pest Resistance

  • Fusarium WiltResistant
  • Phytophthora Root RotResistant
  • Spotted Alfalfa AphidHighly Resistant
  • Pea AphidHighly Resistant
  • Blue Alfalfa AphidResistant
  • Southern Root Knot NematodeHighly Resistant
  • Bacterial WiltModerately Resistant
  • Stem NematodeModerately Resistant

9628

Dormancy 9 Alfalfa, a three time first place winner for highest yield, in multiple University trials.

Key Advantages

  • Excellent yielding, persistent, Group 9 dormancy variety. SW9628 took first place in University of Arizona Yield Trials 2009; in Imperial Valley, 3 year trial; and in 3 year trial of 51 entries at UC Kearney in Parlier.
  • In UC trials, this variety has out-produced CUF 101 in the Imperial Valley and San Joaquin Valley by an average of 15.2% over a three-year period.
  • Very quick recovery after cutting. Competes well with Bermuda grass by shading the grass out.
  • Suited to hot climates and to soils with nema¬tode problems.
  • Yields very well in the low desert, hot areas of the Southern San Joaquin Valley and Arizona.

Major Pest Resistance

  • Fusarium WiltResistant
  • Phytophthora Root RotResistant
  • Spotted Alfalfa AphidHighly Resistant
  • Pea AphidResistant
  • Blue Alfalfa AphidResistant
  • Southern Root Knot NematodeHighly Resistant

9215

Certified to be one of the highest yielding, salt tolerant Alfalfas, tested in multiple University trials.

Key Advantages

  • This non-dormant variety is among the highest yielding salt tolerant alfalfas certified to date – yielding 19% above salinity check varieties when irrigated with EC15 water.
  • SW9215 is well adapted to the San Joaquin and Imperial Valleys of California and Arizona. It placed in the top group of varieties in Univer¬sity yield trials at Parlier, Holtville and Tucson, Arizona.
  • SW9215 allows growers to produce high yields on good soils or salty soils in warm or hot climates. Fall dormancy rating is 9.

Major Pest Resistance

  • Fusarium WiltHighly Resistant
  • Phytophthora Root RotResistant
  • Spotted Alfalfa AphidHighly Resistant
  • Pea AphidResistant
  • Blue Alfalfa AphidHighly Resistant
  • Bacterial WiltResistant
  • Southern Root Knot NematodeHighly Resistant