Lucerne is a Perennial Summer Legume which is well adjusted to perform in almost all areas of South Africa.  It is widely adopted but prefers deep, well drained soils with neutral to high PH.

New technology cultivars breeded with special selection regarding quality, disease resistance, yield performance and ease of baling purposes ensures high level Lucerne farming.


Cultivars: Dormancy: Features:
Agsalfa 10 10
  • Very good Tolerance to soil Salinity and Sodicity, Very High Yield.
  • High Resistance to Phytopthera, Stem and Root Nematodes.
  • High Resistance to Blue-Green, Pea and Spotted Aphids.
ML 99 10
  • Multi Leaf (40% more), Very High Yield
  • High Resistance to Crown Rot, Stem Nematodes.
  • High Resistance to Pea and Spotted Aphids.
  • Long lifespan, Very high quality hay.
Supernova 9
  • Selected for High quality and High production.
  • Thin stems for easy baling.
  • Good resistance to aphids.
  • Long Lifespan.
Topaz 9
  • Good Tolerance for Phytopthera, Crown Rot and Bacterial Wilt.
  • High Resistance to Stem Nematodes and Spotted Aphids.
  • High Resistance to White Fringed Beetle.
  • High Yield and Long Lifespan.
AG 007 7
  • Well adopted to less intensive management conditions.
  • Easy baling, High production.
  • Good resistance to Aphids.
  • Long Lifespan.
Super Aurora 7
  • Fast summer grower with big Leafs and thin stems, High Yield.
  • High Resistance to Phytopthera, Stem Nematodes.
  • High Resistance to Blue–Green, Pea and Spotted Aphids.
  • Very long Lifespan.
Aurora 7
  • Dual Purpose, Grazing and Cutting.
  • High Resistance to Phytopthera and Pea and Spotted Aphids.
  • Tolerant to heat and drought conditions
  • Very Long Lifespan.

Lucerne can produce high yields from 18-30 tons of dry matter per ha per season when properly irrigated and given enough fertilizer.

Lucerne needs 21kg K, 13kg Ca, 2.7kg Mg, 2.7kg P, 2.7kg S and 25-30kg N to produce 1ton dry matter.

Lucerne can be sowed in clean, well prepared soils at a density of 25-30kg per ha under Irrigation.

It is advised that seeds must be treated with Rhizobium Bacteria.

Optimum Planting Date for Lucerne is from February to May.


Enquiries can be directed to Dawie du Plessis at 0718521707 or