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AFX 439 Alfalfa



  • A widely adapted variety that will maximize yield and quality under aggressive management systems
  • Strong disease and pest package including stem nematodes for western growers
  • High performing variety with excellent yield performance when longer rotations are desired


  • Adapted to production zones all across the U.S. where fall dormancy 3, 4 or 5 varieties are normally recommended
  • Provides high quality forage when aggressively managed for dairy feed
  • A Hi-Ton® variety with a fast green-up rate after harvest
  • Expected to perform very well in mixtures with cool season grasses or other legumes

Appearance at Harvest Maturity

  • Plants at bud stage will be medium-tall and feature a uniform canopy of large, medium-green leaves



  • Yield Rating: 5 or best
  • Fall Dormancy : 4
  • Winter hardiness class : 1.5
  • Multifoliate leaf expression: 68%/MF
  • FastGrowth rating: 2.01/Fast


  • Anthracnose: HR
  • Aphanomyces Root Rot (Race 1) : HR
  • Aphanomyces Root Rot (Race 2) : R
  • Bacterial wilt: HR
  • Fusarium wilt: HR
  • Phytophthora Root Rot : HR
  • Fusarium Wilt : HR
  • Verticillium Wilt : HR
  • Blue alfalfa aphid: R
  • Cowpea aphid: HR
  • Pea aphid: R
  • Spotted alfalfa aphid: HR
  • Stem nematode: R