• Highest yielding HD® variety
  • Maintains outstanding forage quality even in delayed harvest
  • Outstanding protein/acre capabilities
  • Strong disease resistance including Aphanomyces Race 2
  • FD 4.3, WSI 1.8, DRI 34/35

“We planted L-457HD in the spring of 2020 and by June 30 we took off first crop. It came out of the ground fast and thick and grew quickly. It is now regrowing very fast and we expect two more cuttings this year! L-457HD+ has very fine stems and it is very palatable for our cattle. We are very happy with all of the Legacy Seeds products on our farm as our yields have increased on all crops by using Legacy.”

Nate Smith, Smith’s Happy Calf Resort, Bonduel, WI

Product Details

Disease Ratings

Disease Index Rating (DRI)34/35
Bacterial WiltHR
Fusarium WiltHR
Phytophthora Root RotHR
Aphanomyces Root Rot (Race 1)HR
Aphanomyces Root Rot (Race 2)R
Verticillium Root RotHR
Stem NematodesMR

Agronomic & Plant Characteristics

FeatureHD® */APH2**
Fall Dormancy4.3
Winterhardiness (WSI)1.8
Root TypeBranch
Yield Ability1
Forage Quality1
Recovery after Harvest2

Product Positioning

Potato LeafhopperS
Salt ToleranceNR
Moderately Wet Soils2
Well Drained Soils1
Three Cut System3
Four Plus Cut System1
Grazing/Wheel Traffic Tolerance4

My Notes


*: Highly Digestible | **: StandLife Genetics®
Recovery after Harvest Ratings: 1 = Very Fast | 2-3 = Fast | 4-5 = Average | 6-7 = Slow | 8-9 = Very Slow
Disease Ratings: HR = Highly Resistant | R= Resistant | MR = Moderately Resistant | LR = Low Resistant | S= Susceptible | NR = Not Rated
Performance Ratings: 1-2 = Excellent | 3= Very Good | 4-5 = Average | 6-7 = Fair | 8-9 = Poor

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