SF 730QL

General fit

SF 730QL is a new winter active lucerne with excellent leaf to stem ratio and strong persistence. It has an excellent disease package performing well in humid conditions.
It is well suited to both hay producers looking for a winter active variety with excellent shoulder production in late autumn and spring, but where winter cutting is not possible.
It is also well suited to livestock producers wanting good all year-round production from an activity 7 lucerne with improved persistence.
SF 730QL is an ideal replacement for most other activity 7 lucerne varieties where hay quality is important.

Agronomic features:
  • Very high yielding
    Best suited to hay operations

  • Excellent shoulder activity
    More cuts or grazing per year

  • Outstanding pest and disease resistance
    Maintains high yields under humid conditions

  • Improved persistence
    Longer stand life for a highly winter active variety

Forage EBVs – compared to industry standards*

LUCERNE MEASURED
ACTIVITY
RELATIVE YIELD* APHID RESISTANCE LEAF & STEM DISEASE RESISTANCE NEMATODES
SN
SAA BGA PA PRR CCR BW FW
SF 730QL 7/8 109 HR HR HR HR HR MR HR R
SF 714QL 7/8 105 HR HR HR HR MR R HR R
Aurora 6 100 HR HR R MR LR R
SARDI 7-2 7 99 HR HR HR HR HR R
Titan 7 7 97 HR R R HR
Q75 7 93 HR R HR HR MR R
Trifecta 7 87 R HR MR R R LR LR

* Yield mean 5 trials 2013 Aberdeen, 2014 Tamworth, 2017 Gatton, Shepparton, Forbes (interim)

Sowing rate

15-25kg/ha
>900mm irrigation

10-15kg/ha
750-900mm rainfall

6-10kg/ha
600-750mm rainfall 

2-6kg/ha
450-600mm rainfall

2-4kg/ha
<450mm rainfall

Stock suitability

Dairy, sheep & beef
Hay

Maturity

winter active

Australian release

2019