Titan 5

Titan 5

Enterprise Type

Dormancy

5-6

Rainfall / Irrigation

400mm+

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+
Titan 5 | AusWest & Stephen Pasture Seeds
Dormancy 5 and 6 lucerne ground cover after 5 years in Molong, NSW (2015-2020, LSD 5% 14.4)

Trials across Australia have shown Titan 5 to have excellent adaptation to a wide range of climatic conditions, as a very productive dormancy 5 variety. Titan 5 is a very persistent lucerne in its category, due to
its Medicago falcata material possessing winter hardy and drought tolerant traits. Titan 5 is also a high yielding lucerne that possesses early growth, a trait not common in dormancy 5 categories.

 

There were 36 entries included in the trial, Dormancy 5 and 6 lucerne ground cover after 5 years in Molong, NSW (Figure 13). 17 experimental lines have been removed. A further 12 varieties with winter activity of 7 or greater were also removed, all of those varieties had ground cover less than 30%. Leaving 7 semi-winter dormant comparison products in this graph. The trial followed the NAAIC standard test protocol to screen lucerne for grazing tolerance (Bouton & Smith 1998) in order to accelerate persistence differences, however there was one major exception being that sheep were used in this experiment, rather than cattle, for closer grazing.

AusWest Seeds Territory Manager, Greg Bramley talks about Titan 5 lucerne.
Combining Medicago sativa and Medicago falcata genetics, Titan 5 lucerne is bred in Australia to suit Australian
conditions. These new genetics provide improved persistence and additional drought tolerance over
traditional Medicago sativa varieties of similar dormancy.

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