Their characteristics are:
Alfalfa is our most important, most valuable native fibrous butterfly forage crop.
High in forage value, rich in protein, it can be fed in a variety of ways - wilted, hayed, haylage, pellets or meal. It has an excellent amino acid composition. It is highly productive in intensive production, but is also one of the best options in poor conditions, due to its deep root system, nitrogen production, exceptional drought tolerance and resulting high yield stability. Do not plant on soils with a lime deficiency.
It combines well with high energy grass species: in dry areas: knotgrass, reed canarygrass, Hungarian rye-grass in dry areas, in dry areas: English periwinkle, hybrid periwinkle, meadow rue, meadow comfrey in dry areas, and in more intensive production: English periwinkle, hybrid periwinkle, meadow rue, meadow comfrey. A very good pre-sowing crop, with excellent soil fertility, since it enriches the soil considerably in organic matter (8-12 tonnes/ha per year) and nitrogen (min. 100 kg/ha per year).
In addition to the very good soil enrichment effects described above, it is also ideal for use in greening, organic farming and sustainable production systems for the following reasons:
- it is easy to grow without chemicals and can be kept clean by mowing
- good weed suppression
- its branched root system has a positive effect on soil structure, humus content, water, air and nutrient management
-long, intensive flowering, good bee-keeper.
PLATO Unslaughtered German intensive breed
Plato is a premium quality, high performance, hardy alfalfa variety. In addition to its productivity, its resistance to Sclerotinia and Verticillum is outstanding. It provides high protein forage, has a straight growth habit and is particularly suitable for intensive production.