Alforex Seeds announced June 6 the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 9,648,826 for the company’s Hi-Gest 660 low lignin alfalfa variety.
Hi-Gest 660 is a widely adapted semi-dormant alfalfa variety delivering competitive yield, persistence, superior forage quality, plus germination salinity tolerance.
The variety was introduced in 2014 as a low lignin, non-transgenic alfalfa. Alforex Seeds says Hi-Gest 660 has emerged as a “game changer” for farmers in adapted alfalfa growing regions across the U.S.
The company says Hi-Gest 660 has helped dairy cows achieve more milk per ton of alfalfa.
Plus, Hi-Gest low lignin alfalfa allows farmers to delay harvest an additional five to seven days and achieve quality comparable to non-low lignin alfalfa varieties cut at the usual harvest date.