The ideal lucerne for dairy farming

  • Alfalfa.
  • Dormancy 5.2.
  • The all-time standard.
  • High digestibility.
  • Can be cut before flowering.
  • Performs very well in cooler areas.
  • Good resistance to lodging.
  • Highest dry matter yields in France, Switzerland and Germany.
  • Fast spring growth.
  • Guaranteed top yields with Yellow Jacket Rhizobium coating.
  • Flemish type
  • Semi-non-dormant type
  • Non-dormant type


The variety SANDITI was specially selected for early flowering and this makes it the ideal variety for the dairy farmer.


Sanditi is present on many recommended lists with excellent notes and has become in the meantime the standard variety. The variety belongs Europe-wide to the top. Apart from its earliness, Sanditi distinguishes from other varieties by a high dry matter yields (rel. 103%), a fast and excellent regrowth and a very high feeding value (digestibility). The crude protein content is about 23% (rel. 102%). The variety shows good winter hardiness and high resistance to stem eelworms.


Guaranteed top yields with Yellow Jacket Rhizobium coating

Yellow Jacket Rhizobium coating is Barenbrug’s enhanced seed coating for lucerne. Using new technology, high levels of effective Rhizobia are embedded in a protective polymer matrix. Together with a nutrient booster containing all essential minerals and trace elements, this product is designed to improve establishment and increase forage production.


Reasons to use Yellow jacket:

  • Improved establishment under difficult conditions.
  • Better use of available water and soil moisture.
  • Increased disease resistance.
  • Improved nitrogen fixation.
  • Increased forage and protein yield.



For extra information about Yellow jacket enhanced seed coatings, click here.

Medicago sativa
Dormancy class:
Seed rate:
25 - 30 kg/ha
25 kg bags
Yellow Jacket:
Feed quality
Nematode resistance

Lucerne (or alfalfa) is a deep rooting crop, highly suitable for cultivation in dry areas. Livestock farmers mainly use lucerne for high protein hay and silage production or for direct feeding to cattle. Another application is processing of artificially dehydrated lucerne.

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