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 450-650mm 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 (Sardi7 Series 2) is the next generation winter active lucerne. It is even more versatile, broadly adapted and persistent than the Sardi 7, offering a greater performance in cold, wet environments where lucerne can struggle. It is 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.
• High yielding
• Excellent persistence
• Strong pest and disease resistance
• Good grazing tolerance
• Improved performance in cold, wet environments
• Well suited to grazing and hay production with a broad crown and high leaf to stem ratio
Recommended sowing rates
Dry land: 4 to 10 kg/ha;
Irrigation: 15 to 20 kg/ha
|BAR 7 is the next generation winter active lucerne,
is more versatile, more adaptable en more
sustainable than its predecessor SARDI 7.