Winter active lucernes
Winter active lucernes are the most versatile, providing good growth into late autumn and holding their quality longer than highly winter active varieties. Best suited to medium-term mixed farming situations that require grazing tolerance and the ability to make reasonable quality hay. They are ideal for irrigated or dryland production and are useful as a pure stand or as a perennial legume component in pasture blends for regions with 450-650 mm winter dominant rainfall. These lucernes also make excellent permanent summer forage crops in the high rainfall dairy regions because they provide feed over a longer period than summer brassicas without the same insect problems.
BAR 7 (SARDI 7 Series 2) is the next generation winter active lucerne. It is even more versatile, broadly adapted and persistent than Sardi 7, offering a greater performance in cold, wet environments where older varieties can struggle. It has been bred specifically to perform well in both dry land and irrigated systems. It offers superior performance where persistent, high-producing lucerne stands are required and in grazing situations where winter produced feed can be utilised.
BAR 7 is the next generation winter active dormancy lucerne, its more versatile, more adaptable and more sustainable than other dormancy 7 varieties in the market today.