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
-25 - 30 kg/ha
-February - April
-Good pest resistance