New alfalfa has 'tremendous potential' in the Maritimes, says scientist. 'It can tolerate our diverse environments across Canada,' says Yousef Papadopoulos.
Papadopoulos started with 2,000 plants, selected the best 50 and then whittled those down to a single variety. That variety, he said, is drought and flood resistant, high yield and even tolerant of hooves. "I know it can tolerate our diverse environments across Canada," he said in an interview at Agriculture Agri-Food Canada's Kentville research centre. "It's got an advantage. It will have a market here and it will have a market elsewhere."