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Cortez Lucerne

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VALLEY SEEDS Cortez Tech Sheet.pdf
VALLEY SEEDS Cortez Tech Sheet.pdf

Durable like no other – Cortez is sure to be a winner on your farm

  • Cortez is bred by S&W Seed Company for improved forage yield and persistence
  • Developed for high yields in a variety of soils, it combines heat tolerance with strong persistence to give growers the yields they need for a profitable stand
  • Cortez is a very high winter active dormancy 9 variety
  • Has excellent forage production across diverse environments
  • Resistance to 6 major pests and diseases with high resistance to Pea, Spotted, Blue Aphid and Phytophthora Root Rot
  • Well suited to regions where a dormancy 9 lucerne is desired
  • Bred for finer stems for improved persistence and palatability
Graph 1: Relative Difference in Forage Yield (Data provided by S & W Seed Company).
Graph 1: Relative Difference in Forage Yield (Data provided by S & W Seed Company).
Table 1: Disease and Insect Resistance Ratings for Cortez Lucerne.
Table 1: Disease and Insect Resistance Ratings for Cortez Lucerne.
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QUICK FACTS

Dormancy 9 lucerne, highly winter active


Persistent under grazing conditions


Strong hay yields


High quality forage


Excellent dryland performance


Solid disease resistance


Very heat tolerant


Good tolerance to high salinity


High aphid resistance


Rainfall 400mm+ or irrigation


Sowing rate 10-20kg/ha


 

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