Radiance HD II Alfalfa

Radiance HD II


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Very High Yield

Highly Digestibile (HD)

Large Crown Size

Fast Recovery

Very High Persistence

Reduced Lignin Variety

Description

Radiance HD II II is a dark green, Highly Digestible (HD) alfalfa variety that was bred for high yield, outstanding forage quality, and fast regrowth. Radiance HD II delivers faster recovery after harvest than nearly all other conventional alfalfa varieties and provides added yield for the cash hay producer or dairy farmer. Radiance HD II was bred from alfalfa plants with extremely high yield, disease resistances, and forage digestibility. This makes Radiance HD II one of the highest yielding, persistent, and high forage quality alfalfas available. Radiance HD II responds best with improved alfalfa management.

Other Info

Radiance HD II Agronomic Traits
DRI 30/30
FD 4
WH 1.9

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 HR
Fusarium Wilt HR
Phytophthora Root Rot HR
Anthracnose HR



Radiance HD II Forage Quality Results after 3 cuts
Evansville, WI
2015 - 2016 Results
3' x 17' plots seeded 4/23/15 4 replications
Variety 48 Hr
NDFD
3 Cut
Yield
Lignin TTNDFD TTNDFD
Rank
RFO M/T M/A
Radiance HD II 51.8 5.49 6.0 42.9 1 161 3,335 18,311
Rebound 2.0 51.9 4.36 6.4 40.6 12 155 3,297 17,672
Pioneer 55Q27 48.9 5.31 6.5 39.6 20 147 3,228 17,140
Hi-Gest 360 49.3 5.16 6.0 41.0 8 161 3,265 16,848
HybriForce 3400 50.2 5.17 6.4 40.2 17 146 3,238 16,742
WL 365HQ 49.0 5.36 6.3 40.6 17 148 3,233 17,326
Full Trial Mean 51.0 5.52 6.2 40.9 154 3,287 18,157
20 varietties in Trial - All competitors varieties listed.
Forage Quality Testing done at Rock River Laboratory, Inc.



Radiance HD II
Head to Head Forage Yield Summary
Variety Total
Tons
Percent
Advantage
Number of
Harvests
4 Cut
Average Yield
Radiance HD II 74.78 103% 45 6.65
WL354HQ 72.79 6.47
Radiance HD II 17.94 107% 11 6.52
WL365HQ 17.30 6.29
Radiance HD II 23.36 105% 15 6.23
55V48 21.94 5.85
Radiance HD II 17.94 100% 11 6.52
55Q27 17.87 6.50
Radiance HD II 17.94 103% 11 6.52
Rebound 6.0 17.34 6.31
Radiance HD II 17.94 109% 11 6.52
Hi-Gest 360 16.52 6.01
Radiance HD II 19.74 105% 12 6.58
6417 18.74 6.25
Radiance HD II 43.72 109% 27 6.48
HybriForce-2420/wet 40.05 5.93
Radiance HD II 48.48 99% 28 6.93
HybriForce-3400 48.82 6.97
Radiance HD II 20.88 107% 12 6.96
ForeGrazer V 29.58 6.53
Radiance HD II 19.74 103% 12 6.58
Radiance HD 19.16 6.39
Radiance HD II 30.54 101% 12 6.58
6585Q 30.22 6.72
Radiance HD II
Average Advantage
105%
Data collected from  5 different trials at Evansville & Lancaster, WI & Rocky Ford, CO.



Radiance HD II Data1


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