SIRIVER MKII

SIRIVER MKII

Medicago sativa

Alfalfa/Lucerne

Very high forage production. Fall dormancy 9 allowing 7-9 cuts/year

Non-dormant type = winter active

With a fall dormancy of 9, SIRIVER MKII grows year round, also late autumn through winter in mild conditions allowing 7-9 cuts/year.
The strong crown provides grazing tolerance.

Origin and improvements

SIRIVER MKII is a result of several cycles of recurrent selection for disease and pest resistance and agronomic performance within the cultivar Siriver. The forage yield is increased considerably compared to SIRIVER and CUF101. Without irrigation/dry conditions, SIRIVER MKII shows higher forage yields.

Productive for several years

High seedling vigour for fast establisment. And increased persistency compared to SIRIVER.
Sown at 20-25 kg/ha, SIRIVER MKII will produce through 3-5 years after sowing.

  • Very high yielding growing year round
  • Fall dormancy 9
  • Early start in spring allowing 7-9 cuts/year
  • Deep rooted, producing during dry spells
  • Tolerance to pests and diseases

Ratings

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

Winter hardiness
Yield
Protein content
Dormancy group
Verticillium
Standability
Nematode

Relative forage yield

Source: Australia
% of SIRIVER
VarietySiriver MKIISiriverHallmark
Relative herbage yield12210092
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