proven AND adaptable
Stand out dual purpose lucerne variety
V74 stands out as a proven & adaptable dual purpose lucerne variety.
It has a winter activity of 7, and a high leaf-to-stem ratio, presenting more like a semi-winter dormant variety.
This cultivar has an excellent insect & disease package against key insect pests and phythophora root rot. A good dual purpose solution, suitable for both grazing and the production of high-quality hay.
V74 has an improved leaf-to-stem ratio demonstrating strong summer growth and vigorous recovery from cutting or grazing. V74 is a standout choice among winter active 7 lucerne options.
7 – interactive with 80% summer growth and 20% winter growth.
Tolerates hard grazing, with high leaf to stem ratio, producing high quality hay.
Highly Resistant to Spotted Alfalfa & Blue Green Aphid as well as Phytophora Root Rot.
- Forage Lucerne
- 80% Summer growth
- 20% Winter growth
- Strong disease package
- Suitable for dryland or irrigation
- Suits most deep well structured soils
- Vigorous recovery from cutting or grazing
- Dual purpose: Grazing & high quality hay production
Agronomy GuidelinesContact your local experts
SUGGESTED SEEDING RATES
IRRIGATION HAY PRODUCTION
SPOTTED ALFALFA APHID
BLUE GREEN APHID
PHYTOPHORA ROOT ROT
PADDOCK PREPARATIONS, SOWING & MAINTAINENCE
Prepare by soil testing for fertility pH range of 5.5-7.5 (CaCl2) lime
if required. Ensure adequate P,K & S levels.
Maintain fertility on hay removal (each tonne will remove) 2.8 kg Phosphorus, 22 kg Potassium & 2.8 kg Sulfur.
Ensure soil is well drained. Create a firm, fine seedbed, control weeds with pre-emergent herbicide.
Shallow sow lucerne through drilling or dropping, cover with a roller or harrows ensuring good seed-soil contact.
Rotational grazing. Prevent long term set stocking.
Let lucerne flower for root replenishment.
Offer roughage to livestock during high risk times during lush and immature growth.
Consider using bloat oil & maintain 5-in-1 vaccination program.
SEED OPTIONS & TREATMENTSContact your local experts
Product Code (per Kg)
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APRON® & Rhizobia
Protects from seed and soil-borne fungi
Improved nitrogen fixing