FADO

FADO

Medicago sativa

Alfalfa/Lucerne

Top protein level and good disease tolerance

17 tons dry matter per year!

Fado starts out with high production in the first two cuts and remains productive during the summer months due to the deep rooting and excellent drought tolerance.

"Protein x yield" is the recipe that makes the difference

The 17 tonnes dry matter becomes even more valuable knowing they contain close to 20% protein (~ 3.400 kg protein/ha).

Resistance to diseases and stem nematode

The anthracnose resistance is outstanding and the level of resistance to nematodes and verticillium are so good that yield and quality is maintained year after year.

Withstands lodging and hard winters

The fall dormancy is among the lower on the French list (3.4), allowing to resist rather strong winters. The score for standability is so good that the forage can be harvested in good conditions in most circumstances.

  • Markedly higher protein content
  • Very high tolerance to Verticillium and antrachnose
  • High nematode tolerance
  • Good standability to preserve yield and quality
  • Dormancy group 4

Ratings

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

Winter hardiness
Yield
Digestibility
Protein content
Dormancy group
Verticillium
Anthracnose
Standability
Nematode

Characteristics

Source: herbe-book.org Sept. 2016 (France)
Scale: 1-9, 9=best

Dry matter yield

Source: herbe-book.org Sept. 2016 (France)
Dry matter yield t/ha/year
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