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Port Lincoln, SA

Site type:

Lucerne Demonstration Site
Established: 2023-current
  • S&W proprietary lucerne lines
  • Demonstrating suitability for hay, grazing, and dual-purpose operations

The Port Lincoln Lucerne Demonstration Site, in collaboration with a valued customer, is just one aspect of the comprehensive S&W Global Lucerne Breeding Program, which is dedicated to developing and producing high-quality lucerne varieties suitable for different climates and soil conditions around the world.

At the demonstration site, large-scale (1-2ha) plots of S&W’s proprietary lucerne lines are grown and monitored to showcase their suitability for hay, grazing, and dual-purpose operations in the Eyre Peninsula region of South Australia. These demonstration plots offer a unique opportunity to compare growth habits, dry matter production, and seasonal suitability of the different varieties in the local climate and soil conditions.

The Lucerne Breeding Program at S&W Seed Company is a long-term investment in the future of global agriculture, with a focus on developing lucerne varieties that deliver improved yields, enhanced disease resistance, and greater adaptability to different growing conditions. By working with valued customers in regions like the Eyre Peninsula, S&W can tailor its breeding program to meet the specific needs of farmers and other stakeholders, ensuring that its products deliver maximum value in real-world settings.

Latest Trial Data

Research, development, and extension activities are a significant focus at S&W Seed Company. Growers can access historical and current
trial research information and data on a wide range of topics to assist in decision making, planning, and implementing new management practices.

  • Grazing Tolerant Lucerne Selection Trial

    The Grazing Tolerant Lucerne Selection Trial conducted by S&W Seed Company focused on evaluating the grazing tolerance of new lucerne material.

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  • Lucerne Feed Quality Trial

    The Lucerne Feed Quality Trial was conducted with the aim of assessing the standing forage quality of various commercial lucerne varieties as two-year-old stands.

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  • L70 Lucerne v Aurora Comparison Trial

    The S&W L70 Lucerne vs Aurora trial aimed to compare the performance and attributes of L70 Lucerne and Aurora, two varieties of lucerne forage crops.

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  • Lucerne Live Weight Gain Trial 2014

    Throughout the duration of the trial, all varieties were exposed to the same environmental conditions and assessed equally by being grazed simultaneously by three grazing groups of steers; one group on each variety at any time.

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