Lucerne is a reliable, deep-rooted perennial legume suited to dryland and irrigation systems on a range of soil types across variable climatic conditions. Its main production periods are spring, summer and autumn producing high protein, highly digestible feed whether it is for grazing or haymaking. Lucerne can be sown alone or in some circumstances undersown with crops or sown in mixed pastures.
Icon is a multi-purpose winter-active lucerne variety providing strong persistence and improved productivity, disease and pest resistance compared to Aurora. Semi-erect, moderately tall, and with leafy stems, Icon plants demonstrate strong summer growth and vigorous recovery from cutting or grazing. Rainfall (mm) Sowing Rate (kg/ha) Below 400 4-6 400-600 6-10 600-750 10-15 750-900+ 15-20 Irrigation 20-25
Semi-winter dormant Titan 5 is an exciting new lucerne variety combining Medicago sativa and Medicago falcata genetics. The introduction of new genetics provides persistence, additional drought tolerance and water use efficiency over traditional Medicago sativa varieties of similar dormancy. It is bred in Australia to suit the Australian climate. Rainfall (mm) Sowing Rate (kg/ha) Below 400 5-10 400-600 10-15 600-750 15-20 750-900+ 20-25 Irrigation 25+
Australian bred Titan 7 is a winter-active lucerne variety best recommended for irrigation and dryland conditions. It is multi-purposed for grazing and hay production and provides a high quality yield when sown in autumn, early winter or early spring, with best results achieved when sown into a moist firm seedbed. It offers superior insect and disease resistance, withstanding Phytophthora Root Rot and all three strains of Colletotrichum Crown Rot. Rainfall(mm) Sowing Rate (kg/ha) Below 400 4-6 400-600 6-10 600-750 10-15 750-900+ 15-20 Irrigation 20-25
Highly winter-active, Titan 9 is recommended for growers seeking stronger persistence to other winter varieties, demonstrating superior resistance to a breadth of pests and diseases. It is well suited for use in cropping rotations, providing high drymatter production for grazing, silage and hay requirements as well as vigorous recovery from cutting and grazing. Rainfall (mm) Sowing Rate (kg/ha) Below 400 4-6 400-600 6-10 600-750 10-15 750-900+ 15-20 Irrigation 20-25