Section Title: Products | Page Title: Alfalfa | Banner: banner-products_pioneer_alfalfa.jpg | menu order: 5

Pioneer® Brand Alfalfa

Raise the level of alfalfa yield and quality on every acre. Pioneer® brand varieties are not "one-size-fits-all" products. Growers can choose from varieties with high-yielding, high-quality or winter-hardy options.

Alfalfa Numbering System Example

Example > Alfalfa

Alfalfa Characteristics

View PDF

 

Pioneer® Variety 54B66

54B66
Premium Segment
  • Strong yield potential
  • Very good field appearance
  • Very winter-hardy
  • Timely harvests will enhance yield of quality hay
 

 

Pioneer® Variety 55V50

55V50
Muscle Segment
  • NEW leader variety in the Muscle segment
  • 3% yield advantage over Pioneer variety 55V48
  • High resistance rating to Phytopthora and Aphanomyces races 1 and 2
  • High overall root rot resistance
 

 

Pioneer® Variety 54Q14

54Q14
Quality Segment
  • NEW lodging resistant variety
  • Combines high forage quality with agronomic lodging resistance
  • Improved stand-ability with more upright stems
  • Very good winter hardiness
  • Provides higher yield and improved forage quality over 55V12
 

 

Pioneer® Variety 53V52

53V52
Muscle Segment
  • Stable high yield and quality
  • Solid variety with dependable forage yield
  • Above average field appearance
  • Very winter hardy

Learn More

 

 

Pioneer® Variety 55Q27

55Q27
Quality Segment
  • High forage quality
  • Top quality variety with aggressive regrowth adapted for dairy quality forage production
  • Very good winter-hardiness and excellent disease resistance
  • High suitability for heavy soils where root rots are a concern
  • Holds higher fibre digestibility for a longer period of time, good for an extended harvest window
 

 

Alfalfa Seed Treatments and Inoculants

  • Pioneer brand polymer-coated alfalfa seed comes treated with separate layers of Apron XL and Nitragin Gold Rhizobia for the best-in-the-industry rhizobium activity.
  • Pioneer brand polymer-coating is a mineral coating, providing high value in pure live seed with improved seed flowability, plantability, and safety.
  • DuPont Pioneer sacrifices most seed lots in order to keep hard seed amount at 10% or less of finished seed. Higher percent hard seed in some competative seed bags tend to indicate lack of scarification, and may lead to a lengthier stand establishment period.

 

Pioneer brand alfalfa varieties come in a number of blends depending on varieties. Blends include:

  • 100% Alfalfa, 0% Timothy
  • 90% Alfalfa, 10% Timothy
  • 60% Alfalfa, 40% Timothy

Get the latest news and stay connected with us

Connect with Cardy Crop Solutions by signing up for our newsletters. Product announcements, upcoming events and more delivered directly to your inbox.