Icon "Semi Winter Active" Lucerne

Icon was selected on plant characteristics including improved disease and pest resistance.

Icon is a very good dual purpose hay, silage and grazing cultivar because of its resistance to grazing which it was bred for, from selections of fields grazed by sheep and cattle. Icon has low crowns that will tolerate closer grazing, particularly by sheep.

  • High yielding with strong summer growth, vigorous recovery from cutting or grazing.
  • Strong summer growth.
  • Early flowering, with excellent disease and pest resistance.
  • High leaf to stem ratio.
  • Suitable for hay, silage and high grazing tolerance.

 

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Nitrogen fixing plant species suited to temperate climate such as North Canterbury New Zealand

Nitrogen fixing plant species suited to temperate climate such as North Canterbury New Zealand

Nitrogen is an essential element for plant growth. Certain plants have a useful ability to capture nitrogen from the atmosphere. This is often achieved through symbiotic relationship with fungi in the root zone. Being able access unlimited nitrogen allows these plants to grow quickly while also making some available to surrounding plants. The practical reality is that including nitrogen fixing plants of various shapes and sizes amongst other productive plantings improves overall health, vigour and fertility,