Elsoms successful Lucerne varieties have been widely used in the UK for many years.
Lucerne or Alfalfa is a perennial legume. It is best grown in areas of high sunshine hours and high average temperatures. Its erect growth habit makes it easy to cut for conservation for hay or silage and for green crop drying, producing a high quality feed product. Seed rates are around 17 to 20kg/ha and the seed usually needs to be treated with a Lucerne inoculant.