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Aurora

Dormancy group 6

AURORA is intermediate in appearance with a growth habit that is moderatly erect than that of similar varieties, with slightly thicker stems. Its flower colour is predominantly purplemauve with a low proportion of variegation.

AURORA was bred to incorporate resistance to the spotted alfalfa aphid, the blue-green aphid, phytophthora root rot and colletotrichum crown rot into a cultivar adapted to the major lucerne growing areas. Spotted alfalfa and blue-green aphids have been shown to cause substantial yield losses in susceptible cultivars.

AURORA is a general purpose variety suited to both haymaking and grazing situations. 

Marina

Dormancy group 7-8

MARINA is a high quality, new, limited release that is perfect for hay and grazing. It is suitable for various climatic conditons and has a high tolerance to most common pests. It is very leafy with fine stams. It has a dormancy rating of 7-8. 

SA Standard

Dormancy group 6

The old reliable South African variety. Winter dormant, minimum rainfall of 350 mm required. Responds well to moisture but can also withstand drought conditions. Produces high yields in spring, summer and autumn. Can tolerate high temperatures. Dormancy group 6 - 6 

Gea

Dormancy group 7

Your fields deserve the best. Very fast regrowth after each cutting, very early startup after winter, high content in digestible proteins, dormancy 6 and highly winter hardy. It also has good summer drought tolerance. 

Superior II

Dormancy group 9

SUPERIOR is a winter-active, very non-dormant, high forage yielding lucerne. SUPERIOR was developed at in California in conjunction with breeding efforts in Argentina. The variety was selected for high forage yield and resistance to leaf diseases and crown rots. SUPERIOR is intended for use in hay production and for rotational grazing and hay production.

Sequel

Dormancy group 9

SEQUEL (Medicago sativa) is a highly winter-active variety with a dormancy rating of 9 which will produce high levels of herbage production during the winter period. Winter active varieties have erect crowns and are particularly well-suited to hay cuts. However, the erect nature of the plant crowns makes highly winter-active varieties, such as SEQUEL, more susceptible to grazing damage if appropriate management is not enforced. Highly winter-active varieties do not demonstrate the long term persistence of more semi-active types and therefore, should only be considered for short to medium term rotations. 

Blue Ace

Dormancy group 9

BLUE ACE was developed in Australia by selection amongst disease-resistant survivors from old fields of Cuf101 and SEQUEL with subsequent pollination from superior selections from SEQUEL. Plants were selected on plant characteristics, superior fodder yield, reliable seed production and improved disease and pest resistance. In each cycle of selection plants with superior features were retained and others were eliminated before flowering.