Our future alfalfa varieties will soon include IQATM, a reduced lignin alfalfa quality trait, achieved through gene editing. It’s integrated into elite alfalfa germplasm for both yield and improved forage quality performance. Growers may have the flexibility to harvest later without the typical rate of reduction in forage quality that occurs with delayed harvest of conventional varieties, or they can cut on their normal schedule to potentially capture higher RFQ and lower lignin alfalfa. This can offer an extended harvest window with improved forage quality.
Please consult with your S&W representative for availability in your region and whether your specific growing environment may be sensitive to a gene-edited trait.