Regeneration data (N.A.P.L.I.P.) has demonstrated a pattern of seed softening from SARDI Persian making it better suited to cropping than other commercial Persian cultivars. The regeneration of SARDI Persian was far superior, at nearly double the density of other commercial varieties. SARDI Persian can be grown on a wide range of soil types ranging from 5.5 – 8.5 (CaCl2). It is suited to temperate areas with annual rainfall from 300mm to 600mm. SARDI Persian is well suited to soils with high clay content and performs particularly well on water – logged areas or mildly saline soils. Suitable in a rotation with crops for nitrogen input or as a break crop for disease while supplying high herbage / forage yields for livestock. Grazing before the Autumn break will improve regeneration.
|MIN RAINFALL (mm)||300|
|DRYLAND||5 - 8|
|HIGH RAINFALL / IRRIGATION||10 - 15|