Use Runner for rotational grazing or hay production in a 2 cut management system.
Runner is suitable for grazing because of its ability to persist by renewing itself.
Take care not to overgraze. Standard alfalfa varieties, even those bred for grazing tolerance, generally do not last long under heavy grazing conditions.
Rotational grazing is a good practice, allowing alfalfa plants to replenish their root carbohydrate reserves following grazing.
Runner creeping alfalfa spreads best under these situations: when there is little stress from insects and competition from weeds is low; when stands start to thin allow Runner to go into full bloom for long periods in the fall to allow plants to build up their root reserves and form buds for new shoots to develop.
- DRI Score: N/A
- Fall Dormancy: 2
- Winter Hardiness: N/A
Disease Resistance Index
- Anthracnose: –
- Phytophthora Root Rot: R
- Bacterial Wilt: R
- Verticillium Wilt: –
- Fusarium Wilt: R