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IMPORTANT

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 2018. 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 www.pioneer.com/products/forages/alfalfa or contact a Pioneer sales professionalor the latest and most complete listing of traits and scores for each Pioneer brand product. RATINGS

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Disease, Insect, and Nematode Pest Resistance Scores: NAAIC standardized test score: HR
= Highly Resistant; = 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.
^ Forage yield scores based on trials experiencing moderate to heavy leafhopper infestation, with no insecticide applied.+ Varieties with HarvXtra®technology will have significantly higher RFQ values than any other variety due to the reduced lignin content.
† Forage yield scores reflect the yield increase compared to conventional alfalfa types under one or more lodging events at harvest.

HERBICIDE RESISTANCE

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RATINGS

*NEW 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.
^ Forage yield scores based on trials experiencing moderate to heavy leafhopper infestation, with no insecticide applied.
+ Varieties with HarvXtra®technology will have significantly higher RFQ values than anyother variety due to the reduced lignin content.
† Forage yield scores reflect the yield increase compared to conventional alfalfa types under one or more lodging events at harvest.

FORAGE YIELD

Rating based on paired comparison data through 2018 for trials located in the U.S. Ratings for 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 adaptationincluding 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.

All Pioneer®brand alfalfa varieties in the U.S. are treated with Apron®XL, unless otherwise indicated, to help protect against seedling damping off diseases and Phytophthora root rot for good stand establishment. Apron®is a registered trademark of a Syngenta Group Company.