Lucerne, Western Australia
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LUCERNE is one of the oldest of perennial forage plants. It originated in the Middle East and because it flourishes under a wide range of climatic and soil conditions it is being grown in many parts of the world.
Lucerne was introduced to Australia in the early years of British settlement. The original introductions proved suitable for the alluvial flats of the Hunter and Peel River valleys of N.S.W.
Lucerne is basically a summer growing legume with or without winter dormancy.
"Lucerne establishment in high rainfall dairying districts,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 11
, Article 8.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol11/iss4/8