LUCERNE (syn. Alfalfa)

Medicago sativa

Fixes Nitrogen

A deep rooted, high yielding perennial legume

Prefers dry growing conditions.

Uncompetitive particularly in early stage of development so grow as pure stand or with non-aggressive companion

Seed must be inoculated with rhizobium bacteria.

Seed Rate Pack Size Seed Treatment
20 - 25kg/ha 25kg Pre-inoculated


Organic seed available


Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

Retains Nutrients
Fixes Nitrogen
Improves Soil Structure
EFA Nitrogen Fixing