POWER 4.2

POWER 4.2

Medicago sativa

Alfalfa/Lucerne

Powerful performance for today’s forage grower

Description

Power 4.2 is a robust lucerne variety with a dense, leafy canopy. Foliage colour is medium dark green. Fall dormancy group 4 ensures good winter hardiness.

High yield and strong persistence through a wide geographic range

Power 4.2 has shown top yields in various climatic conditions and the yield performance is maintained over years. Trials conducted at DLF research centres in Europe shows a competetive yield level under coastal as well as continental climate conditions.

High disease resistance

Power 4.2 is highly resistant to the most important lucerne diseases and with a good aphid resistance as well.

Add Power!

Add Power 4.2 to your crop rotation to optimize forage yield and quality.

  • Track record of top of test yield
  • Dense, leafy canopy
  • Wide geographic range adaption
  • Strong persistence

Ratings

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

Winter hardiness
Yield
Digestibility
Protein content
Dormancy group
Verticillium
Standability
Nematode

Characteristics and insect ratings

Source: USA

Characteristics  
Fall Dormancy 4,3
Multifoliate Leaf Expression 81%
Insect Ratings  
Pea Aphid R
Spotted Alfalfa Aphid R

R=Resistant, HR=Highly Resistant 

Yield results

DLF trials 2014-15

Yield, ton drymatter per ha Rennes, France Zivotice, Czech Republic
  Power 4.2 Control Power 4.2 Control
1st year 12.9 12,3 16.3 16.6
2nd year 13.4 13.0 16.8 15.5
1st + 2nd year 26.3 25.3 33.1 32.1
Relative 104 100 103 100

Control = Average of Creno and Saskia 

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