Lucerne

Lucerne

Lucerne (Medicago sativa.) is a perennial legume and a valuable crop worldwide, often being referred to as the ‘King of Fodders’. It has this reputation because of its high nutritional quality, high yield, persistence under dry conditions, ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen and flexibility of being a dual purpose crop for both grazing and hay, or for specialty hay and silage crops. It is estimated to be adapted to over 30 million hectares in Australia, but the area currently sown is approximately 3.2  million hectares. 

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