SARDI 7 is a robust winter active lucerne with exceptional versatility for continuous cutting, hard grazing, or blending with other species to produce high performance pastures. It has the unusual combination of winter growth, grazing tolerance and forage quality as well as persistence normally associated with a more dormant type.
SARDI 7 will provide valuable growth into late autumn and early winter until annual pastures start producing and is adapted to a range of soil types, climates and farm management conditions.
Disease and Pest Resistance:
SARDI 7 benefits from broad pest and disease resistance with no weakness to any of the major lucerne diseases or pests. This provides a level of insurance that the variety will perform in a wide range of environments that may include a number of diseases in combination. This is often the case where lucerne has been previously grown – irrigation generally multiplying the effect. SARDI 7 performs exceptionally well under these conditions outperforming the other varieties in this dormancy class.
Specifically bred for multipurpose use, SARDI 7 delivers remarkable performance over a wide range of regions and farming systems. SARDI 7's combination of grazing tolerance, winter growth and hay quality make it the right choice for mixed farming systems that demand, quality, persistence and long-term productivity - SARDI 7 has proven itself where it counts - both in the field and by extensive long term trialing across Australia.
SARDI 7 has been granted protection under PBR. Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagating material of this variety is an infringement under the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994.