Prairie Creek Seed delivers high-yielding and nutritionally-superior alfalfa varieties. We have selected the top-of-the-line varieties based on your production needs. Our high quality seed genetics lead to superior disease resistance and exceptional yields in many environments within the Upper Midwest and Western Regions. With multiple alfalfa varieties available, our program allows for an array of management styles and varying environmental conditions.
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Pillar is a high-yielding alfalfa featuring the unique StandFast® Fast Growth trait that offers up to 30 percent faster growth than competitive alfalfa varieties, resulting in extra cuttings and more harvestable yield each season. Pillar can produce an extra four to six inches of growth in the first 21 days after each harvest. Pillar will reach harvest maturity three to five days ahead of other alfalfas. This fast recovery after cuttings provides the potential for an additional cutting throughout the growing season. Pillar’s fast establishment increases the opportunity for better, thicker new seeding year stands, resulting in longer life and finer stems for improved forage quality.
Leading Edge is the highest pest and disease resistant alfalfa that Prairie Creek Seed offers. This alfalfa was brought into the lineup for its high disease tolerance and exceptional yields compared to other commercial varieties in research trials. Leading Edge is highly resistant to both Aphanomyces races one and two. It is also resitant to many other diseases; giving it a 30/30 resistance rating. Leading Edge is faster to recover after harvest than most standard alfalfas, making it an ideal companion for Prairie Creek Seed’s Pillar or Upper Edge. The fast recovery and disease tolerance also give Leading Edge great establishment and persistence.
Leaf-Hopper Resistant Alfalfa
BARRIER LH is the latest in natural leaf-hopper resistence and is high-yielding when under leaf-hopper pressure. It’s also highly resistent to all major alfalfa diseases, with a disease rating index of 34/35. Barrier LH is adapted to a three- or four-cut system.
Barrier LH Tech Sheet
UPPER EDGE ML
Upper Edge is an alfalfa that offers the best of both worlds: superior forage quality and exceptional yield potential. This high, multi-leaf expression alfalfa was specifically bred for a higher Relative Forage Quality (RFQ), resulting in better fiber digestibility and more milk per acre. Upper Edge is highly resistant to all major alfalfa diseases including Anphanomyces races one and two, allowing for Upper Edge to perform well on tougher soils where disease pressure is an issue. Upper Edge will respond well to heavy traffic and has been tested in three, four and five cutting scenarios. Upper Edge had a yield advantage over the heavy traffic benchmark alfalfa used as a check.
Upper Edge ML Tech Sheet
HI-GEST® 360 COATED
Low Lignin Alfalfa
Hi-Gest 360 is the first commercially available low-lignin alfalfa variety for dormant producers. Whole plant lignin for Hi-Gest 360 is seven to 10 percent lower than other dormant varieties for improved performance. This is a product of conventional plant breeding. This product has no yield drag, no loss of pest resistance and no reduction in winter hardiness with 28 to 30 day harvest schedules.
VALUE is an economical blend of winter-hardy alfalfas that offers excellent yield potential and disease resistance. Value is recommended for a three- or four-cut system.
Value Tech Sheet
Creeping Rooted Alfalfa
VEIL CR is a creeping rooted alfalfa with rhizomatous stems. It is highly resistant to all major alfalfa diseases (33/35 disease rating index). Persistence is its major benefit. Veil CR is adapted to a two-cut system or a grazing/pasture environment.
Veil CR Tech Sheet
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