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SuperSonic 'Winter Active' Lucerne

SuperSonic is a premium lucerne cultivar that is ideal in close grazed pastures and intensive forage cutting programmes. The high leaf to stem ratio provides high protein and digestibility.

In trials with 28 varieties SuperSonic came out in the top group, out performing their closest competing cultivars by 10%.
  • High dry matter yield

  • Improved disease and pest resistance

  • Improved leaf to stem ratio - a real advantage in close grazed pastures and intensive cutting programmes

  • Highly winter active (rating 9) with strong autumn and spring growth

  • Higher than normal protein and digestibility features

Disease and Pest resistance of Icon and Supersonic

Icon SuperSonic
Spotted Aphid HR R
Blue Aphid HR HR
Pea Aphid R R
Pytophthora HR HR
Anthracnose MR MR

HR - Highly Resistant , R - Resistant , MR - Moderate Resistance



Trial Results:

In a trial established in Keith South Australia in 2003, the performance of 28 varieties and elite lines were compared in an irrigated replicated field trial. The highest yielding varieties over three cuts in this trial in 2003-04 included SuperSonic. Icon was 10% higher in yield than other comparable varieties.

in 2008 both SuperSonic and Icon were placed in two trial sites in Canterbury. One irrigated site at Alysbury and a dry land site in Greendale. These trials are run by an independent company and will be conducted to the highest industry standards.

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Supersonic Lucerne

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'Supersonic' is bred by Seed Genetics Australia Ltd


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