Relentlessly driving the alfalfa industry forward


For over 30 years and counting, Forage Genetics International (FGI) has led the forage industry with innovative genetic discoveries, variety developments and cutting-edge technologies. We have been first to market with varieties improving winterhardiness, yield potential, performance and protection against pests.


space plants evaluated per year


acres of alfalfa research  


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Delivering Industry-Changing Trait Technologies

The only alfalfa trait provider in the industry, developing the Roundup Ready® and HarvXtra alfalfa® traits.


This is the first genetically engineered alfalfa trait of its kind on the market, maximizing quality by reducing the amount of lignin in the plant.

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This is unsurpassed weed control, providing exceptional crop safety and helping farmers grow higher-quality alfalfa. 

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This is a disease package that protects against evolving Anthracnose and Aphanomyces strains, resulting in a healthy alfalfa healthy alfalfa crop, improved agronomic performance and yield potential.

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We produce alfalfa trait technologies that deliver top-notch results for growers.

  • Pursued and patented protection against potato leafhopper (PLH) by combining greater than 70 percent PLH resistance with excellent agronomic performance
  • Integrated and patented high resistance tmultiple races of Aphanomyces root rot into elite performing, proprietary germplasm
  • Developed salt-tolerant alfalfa to reduce plant stress
  • Developed nematode-resistant alfalfa to protect yield and stand quality

Research and Development

Pursuing Genetic Discoveries

Our Quality Policy is…

Forage Genetics International is the global leader in value‐added alfalfa. We are committed to give distributors, dealers, and growers an exceptional experience by providing simplicity, expertise, and access to the best products in the industry.

Through data‐driven decision making, we develop products that deliver the highest quality alfalfa with the least impact on the land and environment. Data integrity is an organizational core value that aligns and supports our product performance, and ultimate value to the grower.

FGI strives to exceed customer expectations and uphold APHIS‐USDA, Excellence Through Stewardship, and industry guidelines. We are committed to continually improve the effectiveness of our quality management system.