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New lucerne cultivar extends rotation options

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New lucerne cultivar extends rotation options.. "Plant breeding and evaluation trials leading to the development of SARDI-Grazer occurred mainly in low to medium-rainfall areas such as SA's Murray Mallee, as well as the cereal belt in WA, so we have been pleasantly surprised to see it performing so well in high-rainfall areas such as Timboon in south-west Victoria," Mr Humphries says... Mr Humphries says that once established, SARDI-Grazer could be grazed in a two-paddock rotation with six to eight weeks of grazing followed by six to eight weeks of recovery: "The recovery period is critical for recharging the energy reserves of the plant so it maintains excellent levels of production and persistence," he says...
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