Wellington, NSW

Site type:

Lucerne Trial Site
Established: 2020-current
  • Nearly market-ready Lucerne varieties
  • Commercially available Lucerne lines

In 2020, S&W Seed Company established a Lucerne trial site in Wellington, NSW, to evaluate and compare nearly market-ready Lucerne varieties against commercially available lines. The growth and persistence of each variety is being closely monitored by the team of experts, who are gathering valuable insights and data on the unique characteristics and traits of each variety.

This trial site is part of the S&W Global Lucerne Breeding Program, which oversees the development of high-quality Lucerne varieties suitable for the diverse range of Australian conditions. With a strong focus on producing high forage and seed yielding varieties, as well as traits such as salt tolerance and low lignin, the breeding program aims to offer superior products to S&W customers.

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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