SF 714QL

The magnificent 7

SF Force 714QL was selected from a pool of high yielding tri-foliate breeders’ lines showing excellent plant density and high leaf content.
It was selected to provide a suitable replacement for WL 414 as a specialist lucerne with excellent colour and quality necessary to target the premium lucerne hay markets.

Agronomic features:
  • High quality specialist hay variety
    Suits premium hay producers or quality silage

  • Excellent leaf to stem ratio
    Improved quality with high leaf content in the bale. Can provide increased hay value

  • High yielding
    Provides greater returns per hectare

LUCERNE MEASURED
ACTIVITY
YIELD APHIDS LEAF & STEM DISEASES NEMATODES
SN
EXTRA
VALUE $/HA
SAA BGA PA PRR CCR BW FW
SF 714QL 7 113 HR HR HR MR R HR R +$749
SARDI 7 7 103 HR HR HR HR HR R +$178
Genesis 7 103 R R R HR MR MR +$181
Aurora 6 100 HR HR R MR LR R $0

* Mean of relative yields of three year trials from both irrigated trial at Muswellbrook and dryland trials at Denman and Gundagai.
* Extra value based on value of extra yield of lucerne over Aurora from three year trials at $200/t.

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

Stock suitability

Dairy, sheep & beef
Hay

Maturity

winter active

Australian release

>2008