Lucerne / Alfalfa

Lucern Alfalfa - Medicago sativa - Luzerne - Luzerne - Luzerne
Sowing rate
20-30 kg/ha as main crop, 18-24 kg/ha as cover crop
Season
Spring till early summer
Sowing depth
1/2 cm
Row distance
8-25 cm
Fertilizer
Basal fertilizer application (P/K)
Remark
Annual / bi-annual

Alfalfa is mainly used as a forage crop. Alfalfa is very productive and rich in protein. It has good drought tolerance and it improves the structure of the soil through its wide and depp root system. In case of early sowing without cover crops, two cuts are possible in the first year. In the subsequent years, 3 to 4 cuts can be obtained.