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Catalogue: GRDC Media
New lucerne cultivar opens up rotation options.. Mr Humphries said the new variety was an important breakthrough, especially for cereal producers who would benefit in terms of management of groundwater recharge, herbicide resistant grasses and cereal diseases, as well as improved nitrogen fixation and soil structure... Mr Humphries said the evaluations showed the cultivar was suited to a range of farming systems, it had demonstrated good levels of resistance to aphids and diseases, and was expected to be tolerant of drought conditions...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
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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Catalogue: GRDC Media
New lucerne cultivar opens up rotation options.. Mr Humphries said the new variety was an important breakthrough, especially for cereal producers who would benefit in terms of management of groundwater recharge, herbicide resistant grasses and cereal diseases, as well as improved nitrogen fixation and soil structure... Mr Humphries said the evaluations showed the cultivar was suited to a range of farming systems, it had demonstrated good levels of resistance to aphids and diseases, and was expected to be tolerant of drought conditions...
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