SF Force 7

Set stock your block

SF Force 7 lucerne was developed for grazing under set stocking by selecting plants that excelled and persisted under two years of set stocking.

It has good pest and disease resistance and is the ideal choice where producers are looking to plant lucerne in a rotation for 5–7 years. SF Force 7 lucerne has been selected for use in the mixed farming belt of Australia. It will tolerate long periods of grazing and enable producers longer stand life than highly winter active types to extend the pasture phase in key farming practices.

Agronomic features:
  • Grazing tolerance
    Able to withstand extended periods of set stocking. Improves stands persistence for rotations up to 5–7 years

  • Good pest and disease resistance
    Excellent production and quality over an extended period

  • Handles medium to low rainfall zones along with high irrigation input systems
    Well suited to mixed farming zone to tolerate long grazing periods. Can also be used in high rainfall or irrigated situations

Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*

LUCERNE MEASURED
ACTIVITY
YIELD APHIDS LEAF & STEM DISEASES NEMATODES
SN
EXTRA
VALUE $/HA
SAA BGA PA PRR CCR BW FW
SF Force 7 7 110 R HR HR MR R HR HR +$555
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