Radiance HD Alfalfa

Radiance HD


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Very High Yield

High Digestibility

Large Crown Size

Fast Recovery

Very High Persistence

Performs Well in Wet Soils

Description

Radiance HD is a dark green, HIGH DIGESTIBALITY (HD) alfalfa variety that was bred for high yield, outstanding forage quality, and fast regrowth.

Radiance HD delivers faster recovery after harvest than nearly all conventional alfalfa varieties and provides added yield for the cash hay producer or dairy farmer.

Radiance HD was bred from alfalfa plants with extremely high yield, disease resistances, and forage digestibility. This makes Radiance HD one of the highest yielding, persistent, and high forage quality alfalfas available. Radiance HD responds best with improved alfalfa management.

Other Info

Radiance HD Agronomic Traits
DRI 29/30
FD 4
WH 2

Seeding Rates:
Drilled at: 20 lbs. /acre
Broadcast: 20-22 lbs./acre
With Companion : 15lbs/acre


Disease Ratings:
Aphanomyces Race I HR
Bacterial Wilt HR
Verticillium Wilt R
Fusarium Wilt HR
Phytophthora Root Rot HR
Anthracnose HR



Dry Matter Production Evansville, WI. 2009
Seeded April 20th, 2007
Entry May 29th July 6th Total
Highest 2.31 1.72 4.03
Radiance HD 2.29 1.67 3.96
Genoa 2.28 1.67 3.95
WL 357HQ 2.24 1.66 3.90
L 447HD 2.22 1.64 3.86
Magnum V 2.17 1.47 3.64
54V54 2.09 1.45 3.55
LSD (0.05) 0.24


Radiance HD Head-2-Head Comparisons
Competitor Radiance HD Yield as % of competitor Number of Tests Number of Cuts
54V54 114 1 2
Genoa 106 3 6
L333HD 104 2 4
L 447HD 107 3 6
Magnum V 112 2 4
Rebound 5.0 110 2 4
Summergold 109 1 2
WL 357HQ 107 1 2


Alfalfa Variety Trial Ohio, North Baltimore, Sown 4-27-2009
Variety Tons Dry Matter/Acre Relative Yield
Released Cultivars: 7-Jul 21-Aug Total 2009 % mean
Radiance HD 1.11 1.93 3.04 109
4S417 1.31 1.67 2.98 107
Everlast II 1.39 1.58 2.97 106
A 4330 1.29 1.57 2.86 102
WL 363 HQ 1.29 1.56 2.85 102
55V12 1.33 1.51 2.85 102
54Q32 1.35 1.48 2.83 101
55V48 1.27 1.55 2.82 101
AmeriStand 407TQ 1.22 1.55 2.77 99
KingFisher 243 1.12 1.60 2.72 97
Vernal 1.12 1.55 2.67 96
AmeriStand 403T 1.28 1.38 2.66 95
FSG 329 1.09 1.55 2.64 95
WL 343 HQ 1.14 1.50 2.64 95
FSG 420 LH 1.28 1.32 2.59 93
64Q22 1.04 1.49 2.52 90
Experimental Strains:
A 4535* 1.37 1.61 2.98 107
LS 604* 1.26 1.62 2.89 103
Mean 1.24 1.56 2.79 --
LSD 0.05 0.26 0.20 0.39 --
Prob > F 0.15 <.001 0.24 --
CV % 14.84 9.21 9.73 --
MCV 21.1 13.1 13.8 --
LSR 72.7 33.3 74.8 --
* Variety tested using experimental seed that may not give performance identical to that of commercially available seed.
NOTE: Stand was 95% for all varieties
Data subjected to Nearest Neighbor AOV, adjusted means reported.
Establishment: Seeded with a Hege 3-point hitch drill with presswheels at 16 lb/a.
Plot size: 4' x 20' , 15'alleys and borders, RCBD with four reps.
Soil type / analysis: Holtville silt loam, pH=6.5, P=84 lbs/a, K=358lbs/a, CEC=15.8, O.M.=3.1, (10/07).
2009 Fertilization: 1 ton of lime in July 2008 and 300# of 0-0-60 was applied in October 2009.
2009 Pest control: Insecticide was applied on 25-June, 8-July, 21-August for potato leafhopper control.
Herbicide was applied on 6-25-09 for weed control.