PLANET is one of the best alfalfa varieties. It has a good resistance to Verticillium and Fusarium as well as high persistence and stable yields. Another advantage of PLANET is its high green matter and protein yield in all cuts. PLANET can be used for three continuous years and is especially useful on sites susceptible to Verticillium. Due to the excellent variety performance, PLANET is listed in many Eastern European countries (DE, PL, RU, BY, UA, TR; in trials in SI, KZ). PLANET is in dormancy group 3-4*.
In March 2014, Planet was awarded a golden medal for being an outstanding product during the 14th Ferma Bydła, the largest and most important trade fair for livestock farming in Poland. The alfalfa PLANET received this great honour for its excellent combination of the most important alfalfa variety characteristics - high dry matter and protein yields, very good over-wintering and health. Due to these characteristics, PLANET is readily and successfully cultivated by a number of agricultural enterprises in Poland.
Representative of the Agriculture Minister Krystyna Gurbiel and president of the DLG AgroFood Ludwik Apolinarski, Jerzy Trościanko (DSV Polska Sp. z o.o.)
Performance data of PLANET in Poland
* Most alfalfa plants go dormant in the fall in preparation for winter. Early fall dormant types show very little growth after the September clipping, later fall dormant types demonstrate substantial growth. Fall dormancy is measured on a (1-9) scale, where 1=very early fall dormant and 9=non-dormant. The fall dormancy classes (2-4) are winterhardy types.
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Official German variety list 2013 (Beschreibende Sortenliste 2013)
Dry matter production at the beginning
Beginning of flowering
4 (early to intermediate)
Tendency for winter damage
Tendency for lodging
4 (low to intermediate)
Dry matter yield - total
Dry matter yield - 1. cut
Dry matter yield - following cuts
6 (intermediate to high)
Crude protein content
6 (intermediate to high)
All specified information is given to the best of our knowledge and belief, but without guarantee on completeness and correctness. Despite care we cannot guarantee that the described characteristics are repeatable / comprehensive in agricultural practice in each case. Deutsche Saatveredelung AG excludes adhesion for damage or claims for damages, resulting of the use for the variety specified in this description.
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