We are taking a few steps back and a big jump forward to what was actually working.
The highly drought resistant perennial has been ‘quiet’ for some decades.
Its golden age came to a halt in the 70’es when maize and soy spread worldwide as the forage silage products and protein concentrate, in a time where monoculture mineral fertilizers and pesticides seemed to go hand in hand into the sunset.
Now we are wiser knowing one size does not fit all. We are taking a few steps back and a big jump forward to what was actually working in the biodiverse and more sustainable agriculture.
Alfalfa is, and always was, a very stable drought tolerant forage option. It is redefined in the DLF breeding program and refined with nitrogen fixing bacteria.
In this article from our CSO in European Seed Magazine, you can update yourself with the latest benefits and features of modern Alfalfa.