SF Force 7-2

General fit

SF Force 7-2 is a new winter activity 7 lucerne from the same breeder as SF Force 7.

It is a dual-purpose variety suited to both intensive and extensive livestock production or use as a hay variety. It has improved yield over SF Force 7 and most other activity 7 varieties, and has an excellent pest and disease resistance package.

SF Force 7-2 is an ideal replacement for SF Force 7 and other activity 7 lucerne varieties where more focus is on grazing.

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

  • Excellent shoulder activity
    More cuts or grazing per year

  • Improved 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*

VARIETY MEASURED
ACTIVITY
RELATIVE YIELD* APHIDS LEAF AND STEM DISEASES NEMATODES
SAA BGA PA PRR CCR BW FW SN
SF Force 7-2 7 104 HR HR HR HR HR MR HR MR
SF Force 7 7 101 HR HR HR HR MR HR HR
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