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Alexandria Berseem Clover
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Alexandria is an annual legume suitable as fodder in dryland and irrigated areas. Alexandria is a ‘multi-cut’ type berseem clover. This type of clover is commonly known as ‘annual lucerne for its ability to be cut and/ or grazed under rotation and produce high protein quality fodder. Alexandria is a selected derivative, bred from Egyptian Clover introduced by Professor Perkins of Roseworthy Agricultural College, South Australia. When mature it attains a height of 60 -75 cm with slender, branched stems with abundant trifoliate, highly palatable ‘sweet’ leaves.

MATURITY MID-LATE
MIN RAINFALL (mm) 600
HARDSEEDNESS LEVEL Low
SEEDING RATE Kg/Ha
DRYLAND 8 - 10
HIGH RAINFALL/IRRIGATION 10 - 15
  • Excellent hay and fodder production
  • Vigorous winter growth with a flush of growth in spring.
  • Multiple grazings or hay cut.
  • Late maturing, large leaves of high nutritive value
  • Superior spring-summer production under irrigation
  • Adapted to heavy soil types
  • Water logging tolerant
  • Good tolerance to Clover Scorch disease
  • Safety – with limited bloat potential

 

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