BarALFA 10

Lucerne

  • Dormancy 10 winter activity rating
  • High yield potential, exceptional trial results in Australian, US and South African trials
  • Bred for improved persistence and productivity over traditional dormancy 10 varieties
  • Good all round pest and disease resistance / tolerance

Water: 350mm+ or irrigation

pH: 5.0 – 8.0

Soil: Deep well drained

 

Perfectly suited to cut and carry operations, BarALFA 10 is a high performing, highly winter active variety bred from elite parent material from Australia and the USA. It demonstrates extremely fast establishment and will provide high year round forage yield, which means it can be adapted to various farming systems that demand high performance products.

 

Key features
• High yield potential, exceptional trial results in Australian, US and South African trials
• Bred for improved persistence and productivity over traditional dormancy 10 varieties
• Good all round pest and disease resistance / tolerance

• Very high yielding in desert environments
• Superior establishment and reduced time to first cut compared to CUF 101 and Siriver
• BarALFA 10 35% higher first cut increase over CUF 101 and Siriver in US trial results

 

Agronomy and management
It is important that alfalfa seedlings are given adequate time to establish prior to the first cut or grazing. Failure to do so can result in reduced plant numbers and hence plant density and the quality of the overall stand reduces. The first cut / graze should occur when the plants have an established root system and height around 5 –10 cm. This may take 6 – 8 weeks depending on growing conditions. After the initial cut / graze it is important that the stand be given adequate time to regrow before going through the process again. This is normally around 4–6 weeks, care should be taken to avoid over stocking.

 

Trial results
BarALFA has performed well in various trials thus far. Ongoing work is being conducted to assess its long-term performance.

 

Water: 350mm+ or irrigation

pH: 5.0 – 8.0

Soil: Deep well drained

Specifications
Irrigation:
20 - 30 kg/ha
Lucerne

Lucerne is a perennial with a woody crown and an erect growth habit. It is suited to fertile, deep, well drained, neutral to alkaline soils. Its long tap root can access moisture deep in the soil profile, providing extraordinary summer growth and drought tolerance...

Lucerne is a perennial with a woody crown and an erect growth habit. It is suited to fertile, deep, well drained, neutral to alkaline soils. Its long tap root can access moisture deep in the soil profile, providing extraordinary summer growth and drought tolerance...

Lucerne is a perennial with a woody crown and an erect growth habit. It is suited to fertile, deep, well drained, neutral to alkaline soils. Its long tap root can access moisture deep in the soil profile, providing extraordinary summer growth and drought tolerance...