HarvXtra 480 HVXRR Alfalfa
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Introducing HarvXtra AmeriStand 480 HVXRR alfalfa — the industry’s first genetically enhanced alfalfa developed to maximize quality compared to conventional alfalfa at the same stage of maturity, by reducing the amount of lignin in the plant. It’s the most advanced alfalfa in the industry. And the biggest advancement in the field. HarvXtra technology gives you unprecedented flexibility by widening cutting windows. This gives you the ability to better manage the yield-versus-quality trade-off. It also adds unsurpassed weed control with Roundup Ready technology.
Download Support Materials FGI_Comparison Between HarvXtra Alfalfa and Varieties Selected for High-QualityFGI_Nutrition 101 Forage QualityThe Development of HarvXtra AlfalfaHarvXtra Alfalfa Advantage CalculatorAN ALFALFA THAT GIVES YOU OPTIONS. NOT LIMITS.
- Choose to maintain your current harvest schedule for higher quality forage, or
- Delay harvest a few days for increased tonnage without sacrificing acceptable forage quality.
The genetically enhanced HarvXtra; technology fundamentally changes the relationship between forage quality and stage of maturity by modifying lignin content (ADL) beyond what is possible with conventional breeding techniques. In 2015, several trials were planted to compare HarvXtra alfalfa and one or more alfalfa varieties selected for improved quality using conventional breeding techniques.
The HarvXtra; trait provided a significant improvement overall commercial check varieties for acid detergent lignin (ADL) and neutral detergent fiber digestibility (NDFD) at every sampling date in this experiment. Lignin (ADL) content in HarvXtra alfalfa was more than 20% lower than any of the commercial check varieties at the last sampling date.