Great Basin Seed
450 South 50 East
Ephraim, UT 84627
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Ladak II Alfalfa is specialized for use on rangeland and dryland pastures from the northern plains to the winterhardy intermountain areas of the west where rainfall is limited for extended periods of time. Ladak 2 alfalfa is the superior choice for dryland applications. It is commonly used in grass mixes improving improved pasture applications. Performs very well in harsh soils and adverse conditions. It is drought tolerant and has an edge over Ranger Alfalfa in arid conditions. It has a deep tap root. Demonstrates very good winter hardiness with a fall dormancy 3.
The original USDA public Ladak strain has long been a favorite of farmers and ranchers in the intermountain west for arid sites. Widely used at the Utah Great Basin Research Station in range seeding and by the BLM Boise Regional Seed Warehouse. The original strain was slow to recover between cuttings. Ladak II alfalfa is an improvement on the original strain, developed from plants selected out of a 27 year old stand in eastern Washington. Ladak II Alfalfa has the drought tolerance of Ladak with improved disease and nematode resistance for increased persistence and adaption to a wider range of soil conditions.
|Disease / Insect / Nematode||Rating|
|Bacterial Wilt||Highly Resistant (HR)|
|Fusarium Wilt||Highly Resistant (HR)|
|Verticillium Wilt||Moderate Resistant (MR)|
|Anthracnose-Race 1||Moderate Resistant (MR)|
|Phytophthora Root Rot||Resistant (R)|
|Stem Nematode||Resistant (R)|
|N. Root Knot Nematode||Highly Resistant (HR)|
|Winter Survival||2.0 (Very Good)|
|Root Type||Deep Tap Root|
|Recovery After Cutting||Moderate|
|Sun & Shade Tolerance:||
Full sun OK
10 inches in drylands setting