Excellent yielding, persistent Group 10 non-dormant variety of alfalfa with resistance to Spotted Alfalfa Aphid, Pea Aphid, Blue Alfalfa Aphid and Root Knot Nematode.

SW10 alfalfa is a very non-dormant variety, with a dormancy rating of 10. 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 low desert areas of California and Arizona.

Disease, insect and nematode resistance
SW10 is resistant to Root Knot Nematode and highly resistant to Spotted Alfalfa Aphid, Pea Aphid and Blue Alfalfa Aphid. Evaluations for alfalfa disease are currently in test and look very good.

High Yields
SW10 was the highest yielding variety in 2002 University of California Imperial Valley trial of 44 variety entries, second highest average yielding alfalfa in University of Arizona trial of 25 varieties at Tucson – 2001 & 2002.

SW10 has very quick recovery after cutting. Competes well with Bermuda grass by shading out the grass. Suited to hot climates. Yields very well in the low desert and hot growing areas of Central California, the Imperial Valley and Arizona.

Key Advantages

  • Excellent yielding, persistent, Group 10 fall dormancy variety. Highest yielding in University of Arizona Forage Trial of 25 varieties at Tucson – 2001 to 2003.
  • Second highest average yielding variety in a UC Forage Trial of 44 entries at Imperial Valley – 2001 to 2003.
  • Very quick recovery after cutting. Competes well with Bermuda grass by shading out the grass.
  • Yields well in low desert, hot areas of the Southern San Joaquin Valley, Imperial Valley and in Arizona.

Major Pest Resistance

  • Bacterial Wilt – Moderate
  • Fusarium Wilt – Resistant
  • Phytophthora Root Rot – Resistant
  • Spotted Alfalfa Aphid – Highly Resistant
  • Pea Aphid – Highly Resistant
  • Blue Alfalfa Aphid – Highly Resistant
  • Stem Nematode – Not Tested
  • Anthracnose – Not Tested*
  • Verticillium Wilt – Not Tested**

*Internal test showed Little Resistance
**Internal test showed Moderate Resistance


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