Caliber Alfalfa

PLANT CHARACTERISTSICS

RELATIVE FORAGE QUALITY

10

FORAGE YIELD

10

FIELD APPEARANCE

9

FALL DORMANCY

4

WINTER HARDINESS

2

MULTIFOLIOATE LEAF EXPRESSION

93.0%

FALL DORMANCY - The reaction of alfalfa varieties to decreasing day length and temperatures in the fall versus check varieties. FD 1 Norseman, FD 2 Vernal, FD 3 Ranger, FD 4 Saranac, FD 5 Archer, etc.

WINTER HARDINESS INDEX - 1: most hardy and least winter injury 5: lease hardy and injury resulting in plant death - Ratings are in relationship to the winter injury incurred by standard check varieties.

DISEASE & PEST RESISTANCE

APHANOMYCES ROOT ROT

HR

ANTHRACNOSE

HR

BACTERIAL WILT

HR

FUSARIUM WILT

HR

PHYTOPHTHORA ROOT ROT

HR

VERTICILLIUM WILT

HR

WISCONSIN DISEASE RATING

30/30

PEA APHID

HR

POTATO LEAF HOPPER

-

WISCONSIN DISEASE RATING INDEX - For the six major diseases of alfalfa, a variety is awarded: 5 points for each HR, 4 points for each R, 3 points for each MR, 2 points for each LR, 1 point for each S - 30/30: Perfect Score

PEST RESISTANCE - S: Susceptible (0-5% resistant plants), LR: Low Resistance (6-14% resistant plants), MR: Moderate Resistance (15-30% resistant plants), R: Resistance (31-50% resistant plants), HR: High Resistance (+50% resistant plants)

NOT TESTED - Stem Nematode, Common Crown Rot, Powdery Mildew, Northern Anthracnose, Southern Anthracnose