Source: DuPont news release

Alfalfa, once considered a "one size fits all" crop, now has a vast range of varieties growers can choose from to select the right product for the right acre. Experts at Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, say growers should review production challenges and plant the variety that provides the best protection.

Today's alfalfa varieties offer traits to defend the crop against yield-threatening diseases such as Aphanomyces Race 2 and pests like nematodes.

"In recent years, alfalfa variety options have really expanded," said David Miller, director of Pioneer alfalfa breeding. "Growers now have the option to choose from a complete lineup of varieties that are tailored to various production concerns