SF Force 11

Maximum winter feed

SF Force 11 is a new lucerne with exceptional winter activity. It has an excellent pest and disease package and is a major step forward for winter production from lucerne. It is well suited to short phase dryland farming systems and especially intensive cutting or grazing under irrigation. It can enable higher yields of premium lucerne at a time of year when fresh hay commands a premium price. For specialist hay production sow highly winter active types at higher rates to improve stand density and ensure finer stems.

Agronomic features:
  • Most winter active variety
    Provides more feed when it is needed most

  • High winter yields
    Suited to cutting for premium fresh hay price over winter

  • Good pest and disease resistance
    Maintains plant survival for improved density

  • High total yields
    Will out-perform more dormant types in areas where lucerne is used for cutting or grazing over winter. Enables higher quality conserved fodder which will provide more meat and milk per hectare

Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*

VARIETY MEASURED
ACTIVITY
YIELD %
AURORA
APHIDS LEAF & STEM DISEASES NEMATODES SN EXTRA VALUE
$/HA
SAA BGA PA PRR CCR BW FW
SF Force 11 11.2 136 HR HR HR LR HR HR +$2,601
SARDI 10 8.8 109 HR HR R R +$676
Sequel 7.1 100 HR LR R R R $5
Aurora 6 100 HR HR R MR LR R $0

* Based on yields at Kalbar QLD 2010–2012 .
* Extra value based on extra yield over Aurora during that period at $200/tonne.

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
Silage & hay

Maturity

highly winter active 

Australian release

>2013