SF 914QL

The new 9 for your block

SF 914QL is a new highly winter active lucerne. It comes from the same breeder as SF714QL, but was selected for increased winter activity with similar high leaf to stem ratio and improved persistence over many older activity 9 and 10 varieties.
It is well suited to both hay producers looking for an extra one or two cuts per year, or for livestock producers wanting more winter production in a highly winter active lucerne with improved persistence. SF914QL is an ideal replacement for SF Force 10 and other activity 9 or 10 lucerne varieties.

Agronomic features:
  • Very high yielding
    Suited to in situ grazing

  • Increased winter activity
    More cuts or grazing per year

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

Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*

VARIETY ACTIVITY YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 TOTAL % AURORA HOMOGENEOUS GROUPS
SF 914QL 9 14,992 21,689 18,474 55,155 112% A
SF Force 10 16,005 20,369 17,049 53,423 109% A B
Cropper 9.5 9 16,246 19,837 17,043 53,126 108% A B
SF 714QL 7 14,656 20,952 17,366 52,974 108% A B
SFR 27-021 9 15,209 20,302 16,115 51,626 105% A B C
SFR 27-022 9 14,657 20,104 16,388 51,149 104% B C
Sardi 10 9 15,153 20,032 15,254 50,439 102% B C D
SFR 27-020 7 13,834 20,403 16,163 50,400 102% B C D
SF Force 11 11 14,822 19,395 16,025 50,242 102% B C D
Sardi 7-2 7 14,496 18,788 16,557 49,841 101% B C D
Aurora 6 14,705 19,034 15,484 49,223 100% C D E
SF Force 7 7 14,128 20,012 14,645 48,785 99% C D E
ML 99 9 14,261 19,215 13,765 47,240 96% D E F
SFR27-019 6 13,531 19,093 14,134 46,758 95% D E F
Q75 7 14,325 17,916 13,342 45,583 93% E F
Stamina GT6 6 12,442 16,893 15,010 44,345 90% F
no of cuts 6 cuts 8 cuts 8 cuts 22 cuts
Grand mean 14,591 19,627 15,801 50,019
LSD (0.05) 1,940 2,062 1,705 3,737
CV 9.34% 7.38% 7.58% 5.25%

 

Sowing rate

15-25kg/ha
>900mm irrigation

8-15kg/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

highly winter active

Australian release

2016