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Medicago sativa

Lucerne is a perennial legume used as a forage crop. The leafy nature ensures a palatable, nutrient rich food source, which is why it is often referred to as “the queen of forage crops”. Its deep taproot system makes it especially resistant to drought, requiring rainfall as low as 400 mm per annum. Lucerne is often produced under irrigation to optimize production.

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  • 15 – 30 t DM/ha/season
    Depending on environmental conditions, management and cultivar choice

  • Perennial species

  • Fixes nitrogen (N) from the atmosphere

  • High quality

  • Dual purpose (grazing and/or hay)

  • It can extract water from deep soil layers

  • Persistent grower

  • Wide climatic adaptation

  • Responsive to irrigation

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