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Lucerne

Aurora - Dormancy 6

Aurora is intermediate in appearance with a growth habit that is moderately erect than that of similar varieties, with slightly thicker stems. Its flower colour is predominately purple-mauve 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 a 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 situation.

    -Light grazing / hay / silage
    -Winter active
    -25 - 30 kg/ha
    -February - April
    -Good pest resistance