Lucerne is a perennial legume with a tap root that has the potential to extend deep into the soil profile. Lucerne is used where summer moisture is limited where large amounts of high quality feed are required.
Lucerne’s growth pattern is more towards winter dormant, summer active, with differing levels of winter dormancy. A grading scale is used where Lucerne’s with very high winter dormancy = 1, and winter active styles = 10.
Lucerne can either be grazed or cut for silage.