Trait Scores (9=Outstanding; 1=Poor; Blank = Insufficient Data, unless otherwise noted) are based upon period-of-years testing against other Pioneer ® brand products through 2019. Pest resistance, dormancy and winterhardiness ratings based on standard test protocols prescribed by the North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference (NAAIC). Ratings may change over additional years of data collection, or if NAAIC protocols change. Scores are assigned by Pioneer Agronomists and Research Managers from research data across a range of climates and growing conditions and may not predict future results. Variety responses are variable and subject to any number of environmental, disease and pest pressures. Please use this information as only part of your product positioning decision. Refer to ca. pioneer.com or contact a Pioneer sales professional for the latest and most complete listing of traits and scores for each Pioneer brand product.
Disease, Insect, and Nematode Pest Resistance Scores: NAAIC standardized test score: HR = Highly Resistant; R = Resistant; MR = Moderately Resistant; LR = Low Resistance; S = Susceptible; Blank = Insufficient Data. Pioneer 1-9 score: 9=>70%, 8=51-69%, 7=41-50%, 6=31-40%, 5=23-30%, 4=16-22%, 3=11-15%, 2=6-10%, and 1=1-5% resistant plants in standardized tests.
HERBICIDE RESISTANCE: Always Read and Follow Pesticide Label Directions. Roundup Ready ® Alfalfa (RRA) products and/or HarvXtra Alfalfa with Roundup Ready Technology (HVX) contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate. Glyphosate agricultural herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Accidental application of incompatible herbicides to these alfalfa varieties could result in total crop loss. HVX alfalfa products contain the biotechnology-derived trait developed to maximize alfalfa quality compared to commercially available alfalfa products harvested at the same growth stage, by reducing the amount of lignin in the plant. Do not export Pioneer ® brand Alfalfa seed or crops containing Roundup Ready ® and/ or Pioneer ® brand Alfalfa with HarvXtra ® Technology, including hay or hay products, to China pending import approval. In addition, due to the unique cropping practices, do not plant this product in Imperial County, California. Crops and materials containing biotech traits may only be exported to, used, processed, or sold in jurisdictions where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted for those crops and materials. It is a violation of national and international law to move materials containing biotech traits into jurisdictions where their import is not permitted. Growers should discuss these issues with their purchaser or grain handler to confirm the purchaser or handler’s position on products purchased. For further information on the approval status of biotech traits, please visit www.biotradestatus.com. Roundup Ready ® and Roundup ® are registered trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC, used under license by Forage Genetics International, LLC. HarvXtra ® is a trademark of Forage Genetics International, LLC. HarvXtra ® Alfalfa with Roundup Ready ® Technology is enabled with technology from The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.
FORAGE YIELD: Rating based on paired comparison data through 2018 for trials located in the U.S. Ratings for Pioneer ® varieties 55H94 and 55H96 from trials with moderate to heavy potato leafhopper infestation, with no insecticide applied.
FALL DORMANCY: Fall dormancy ratings based on standard test protocols of the NAAIC. 1 = Very fall dormant, 11 = Non-dormant.
WINTERHARDINESS: EH = Extremely Hardy; VH = Very Hardy; H = Hardy; MH = Moderately Hardy; NH = Non-hardy; VNH = Very Non-hardy. Ratings based on research observations over life of stand.
STAND PERSISTENCE: Rating based on observations taken at end of stand life representing plant appearance and stand integrity after at least 3 harvest years.
STANDABILITY OR LODGING RESISTANCE: Score based on plant lodging observations (% of stems >45% angle) averaged across numerous areas of adaptation including Midwest and Western environments.
RELATIVE FORAGE QUALITY: Score based on forage analysis results and the Wisconsin Milk2006 formulas representing the impact of nutrient content and fiber digestibility.
MILK YIELD PER ACRE: Score based on forage analysis results and the Wisconsin Milk2006 formulas representing the impact of forage yield, nutrient content and fiber digestibility.
DISEASE RESISTANCE INDEX (DRI): Index based on the following pests: Bacterial wilt, Verticillium wilt, Fusarium wilt, Anthracnose, Phytophthora and Aphanomyces (Race 1) and Aphanomyces (Race 2). HR = 5 points; R = 4 points; MR = 3 points; LR = 2 points; S = 1 point. Highest possible DRI = 35 points