VNS Alfalfa

  • Scientific name: Medicago sativa

Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.


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VNS Alfalfa is an economy alfalfa that is widely adapted to a variety of climates and soil types.

VNS Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is an economy alfalfa and is priced right for a wide number of situations. Despite being an economy alfalfa, this product is cleaned, tested, coated and treated to the same exacting standards as our other alfalfas. It’s germination, purity and viability rates are as high as our premium alfalfas.

VNS alfalfa is widely adapted to a variety of climates and soil types. It is an excellent addition to a pasture seed mix.

VNS means “variety not stated”

Recommended seeding rate: 20 pounds per acre

***Click on the “Quick Plant Fact” tab above for more information.

(Medicago sativa)


Alfalfa Variety Fact Sheet

PDF version of Alfalfa Variety Selection Guidelines.

Prepared by: Utah State University Extension. T.C. Griggs Dept. of Plants, Soils, & Biometeorology

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