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Exceptional forage quality and superb yield potential produces more milk and beef per acre. Outstanding winter hardiness and excellent disease resistance contribute to a long stand life and productivity. Caliber was specifically bred to produce forage higher in Relative Forage Quality (RFQ), resulting in improved fiber digestibility for better animal performance.
RELATIVE FORAGE QUALITY
MULTIFOLIOATE LEAF EXPRESSION
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
PHYTOPHTHORA ROOT ROT
WISCONSIN DISEASE RATING
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
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