Takahē™ Lucerne

Adapted to New Zealand grazing conditions. Superior shoot density and improved leaf:stem ratios.

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Agronomic features

  • Takahē™ is the first New Zealand bred lucerne variety to be commercially released for over 15 years.
  • It has been bred for superior shoot density, and grows excellent quality forage with improved leaf:stem ratios compared to overseas varieties sold in NZ.
  • Ideally Takahē™ should be rotationally grazed or harvested at 4 to 6-week intervals. Recovers rapidly.
  • Similar total dry matter production to current market varieties, but improved persistence and quality characteristics.
  • Dormancy rating of 4 (1 = fully winter dormant and 10 = winter-active). Moderate to low level of winter production but good spring, and excellent summer and autumn growth.

High yield.


Suitable for
Silage or hay

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