Looking for quality Alfalfa seeds for Commercial Growers? Long-term grass seed l Field forage Crop Seed l Lucerne l seed Medicago l Sativa seed for cattle feed
Alfalfa seed botanical name: Medicago sativa
Common names: Alfalfa, lucerne, alfa alfa, medicago sativa, forage crops
Sowing seed l Plantation seed: yes
Crop: starting from end May to September
Min: 22 MT.
Cultivation: common (conventional)
Color: Golden Yellow.
Hs Code: 1209.210000
Production: Auto machines & professional workers.
Monthly production: to be contracted before the new crop period
Certificates we apply:
• Purity rate & Germination rate issued by Egyptian ministry of agriculture.
• Phytosanitary certificate issued from Egyptian ministry of agriculture.
• Fumigation certificate
SGS certificate:: Quality and quantity by SGS.com Egypt at buyer’s fees
Delivery time: within 14-21 days almost from the down payment.
Samples: available at buyer’s ACC.
Uses for Alfa Alfa:
Medicago Sativa is the botanical name of Alfalfa; it goes back to Fabaceae family.
Alfalfa has many useful uses such as feeding livestock directly. Medicago Sativa used for reinforcing baby foods and some diet foods; because of Alfalfa is a serious origin of leaf meal.
Large amounts of dried lucerne are also used in the manufacture of concentrated feeds for poultry and livestock.
Livestock: you should take care during feeding livestock eating from Alfalfa because it causes bloat hazard.
Medicago Sativa is grown by itself or in combination with grasses in improved pasture.
Wildlife: many wild animal feeds on Alfalfa, like sharp tail grouse, Canada geese, antelope, elk, deer, and sage grouse.
Lucerne Alfalfa grows in a warmer temperate climate, Medicago sativa colors differs fom purple to yellow.
Mediacago sativa transported by waterborne bacteria in loose cluster, while Alfalfa rods range from sickle type to those twisted in spirals, each pod contains several small kidney-shaped seeds, and its length can goes to many feet.
Alfa Alfa has a deep root that may go underground to 25 feet.
The leaves of the compound are arranged alternately on the stem and are usually trifolites although there are commercial varieties that have multifaceted leaves. There are approximately 227,000 seed / pound.
The best place to plant Alfalfa is under well-drained, friable soils. Though, the soil that has always water or frequent water flows not suitable for planting Alfalfa.
Establishment for Medicago Sativa:
Alfa Alfa must be planted in smooth seeds that is free of weed and trash, and have adequate moisture for germination and emergence. The planted land should be drained well, so that Alfalfa mustn’t grow on a newly land because water can be settled and cause surface drainage. So it is important to plant the land before and after Alfalfa.
The depth of the seeds shouldn’t be more than 7.50 cm in a wall coverings soil and should not be greater than 15 cm on sandy soils.
On spring planting, Medicago Sativa seeds can be planted after a month after the average date of the last killing frost. Alfalfa seeds can also be successfully grown to create clover during late summer. The adequate growth time can be prior to the first killing frost.
Alfalfa Benefits for humans?
1) Medicago Sativa has many benefits to general health. Alfalfa prevents arteriosclerosis, calcium deposits, reduces plaque, cholesterol, and detoxifies the blood.
2) Thanks to Coumarin derivatives that Alfalfa contains, it works as an anti-thrombotic effect.
3) Afalfa also supplies the body with flavonoids that help to relax the smooth muscles of the cardiovascular system.
4) Medicago Sativa reducing blood sugar levels, so if you are diabetic, consult the doctor before using it.
Back to nature – Ancient Egyptian and Alfa Alfa:
The ancient Egyptians were the first to use alfalfa ever since it was known as Seben Neter.
The seeds of alfalfa were found in a pottery vessel in the Temple of God Isis in Dandara, Qena province, dating back to the Roman era. Its seeds were also found in the tombs of Kom Oshim in the Department of Ancient Agriculture at the Agricultural Museum
Components of Alfalfa seeds, sprouted, raw:
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 96 kJ (23 kcal)
Carbohydrates 2.1 g
Dietary fiber 1.9 g
Fat 0.7 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamins of Medicago Sativa
Thiamine (B1) (7%) 0.076 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (11%) 0.126 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.481 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (11%) 0.563 mg
Vitamin B6 (3%) 0.034 mg
Folate (B9) (9%) 36 μg
Vitamin C (10%) 8.2 mg
Vitamin K (29%) 30.5 μg
Calcium (3%) 32 mg
Iron (7%) 0.96 mg
Magnesium (8%) 27 mg
Manganese (9%) 0.188 mg
Phosphorus (10%) 70 mg
Potassium (2%) 79 mg
Sodium (0%) 6 mg
Zinc (10%) 0.92 mg
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