Milky-Max Lucerne seed
When sown successfully, Lucerne seed can produce forage crops with the potential to provide an economic source of homegrown protein, reducing your reliance on bought-in feed and fertiliser.
If you are looking for an alternative cutting crop, lucerne is certainly worth considering. It can also be grazed under specific conditions and, however you choose to use it, lucerne offers a highly digestible alternative for livestock farmers.
Where to sow lucerne
Lucerne seed is best sown in free-draining soils, so avoid heavier land, and it thrives in dry conditions. Able to fix nitrogen, lucerne not only reduces the need for applied N fertiliser but leaves residual nitrogen in the soil for subsequent crops. With good management, lucerne crops maintain quality for four to six years.
The benefits of lucerne
- Highly palatable, protein-rich complementary feed to drive intakes
- Outstanding yield and D-value
- Good drought tolerance
- Selected varieties for UK conditions
- Lower ammonia excretion reducing environmental impact
Contact us here if you want to learn how lucerne can be introduced in your farming system.
|Sowing rate||25.00 kg/ha|
|Sowing time||Late April to mid-August|
|Sowing depth||5-10 mm|
|Sowing instructions||Drill into a fine tilth
Moist and warm soil conditions (minimum 12˚C)
Roll before and after drilling for good soil-to-seed contact