Lucerne

SF Force 7

grazing tolerant lucerne

SF Force 7 lucerne was developed for grazing under set stocking by selecting plants that excelled and persisted under two years of set stocking.

It has good pest and disease resistance and is the ideal choice where producers are looking to plant lucerne in a rotation for 5–7 years.

SF Force 7 lucerne has been selected for use in the mixed farming belt of Australia. It will tolerate long periods of grazing and enable producers longer stand life than highly winter active types to extend the pasture phase in key farming practices.

Features Benefits
Grazing tolerance Able to withstand extended periods of set stocking. Improves stands persistence for rotations up to 5–7 years
Good pest and disease resistance Excellent production and quality over an extended period
Handles medium to low rainfall zones along with high irrigation input systems Well suited to mixed farming zone to tolerate long grazing periods. Can also be used in high rainfall or irrigated situations

Australian Release

2008

Stock Suitability

Dairy, beef, sheep and hay

Sowing Rate

10-20kg/ha >900mm irrigation

8-10kg/ha 700-850mm rainfall

6-8kg/ha 600-750mm rainfall

4-6kg/ha 450-600mm rainfall

2-4kg/ha <450mm rainfall