Ladak II Alfalfa


  • Developed directly from Ladak
  • Excellent drought tolerance
  • Adapted to variable soil conditions
  • Very winterhardy and persistent
  • Superior forage yield when compared to Ladak

Ladak II alfalfa is an updated version of the venerable Ladak and is specialized for use on rangeland and dryland pastures. It is adapted for use from the northern plains to the winterhardy intermountain areas of the west where rainfall is limited for extended periods of time. Developed from plants selected out of a 27 year old stand of Ladak in eastern Washington, Ladak II has the drought tolerance of Ladak with improved disease and nematode resistance for increased persistence and adaption to a wider range of soil conditions.

Bacterial WiltHighly Resistant (HR)5*
Fusarium WiltHighly Resistant (HR)5*
N. Root Knot NematodeHighly Resistant (HR)5*
Verticillium WiltModerate Resistant (MR)3*
Anthracnose-Race 1Moderate Resistant (MR)3*
Phytophthora Root RotResistant (R)4*
Stem NematodeResistant (R)4*
Fall Dormancy2.0
Winter Survival2.0 (Very Good)
Root TypeTap
Recovery After CuttingModerate

*Based on the Wisconsin Disease Rating Index. This is a 1 to 5 ranking with 5 being the best.


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