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Heritage Endurance is a high performing, highly winter active variety bred from elite parent material from Australia and the USA. Once established it will persist well from year to year and provide superior all year round forage yield which means it can be adapted to grazing/hay cut farming systems.
PEST AND DISEASE RATINGS (CROP CHARACTERISTICS,UC DAVIS, USA)
Heritage Endurance is highly resistant (HR) to spotted alfalfa aphid (Therioaphistrifolii) and blue green aphid (Acyrthosiphon kondoi). As with other alfalfa varieties, Heritage Endurance is susceptible to damage from red legged earth mite (Halotydens destructor) and control measures need to take place prior to seeding or soon after germination. AgriCote seed will aid establishment in these circumstances.
Heritage Endurance is resistant (R) to phytophthora root rot (Phytophthora medicaginis) and anthracnose.
It is important that alfalfa seedlings are given adequate time to establish prior to the first cut or grazing. Failure to do so can result in
reduced plant numbers and hence plant density and the quality of the overall stand reduces. The first cut/graze should occur when the
plants have an established root system and height around 5-10 cm.
This may take 6-8 weeks depending on growing conditions. After the initial cut/graze it is important that the stand be given adequate time
to regrow before going through the process again. This is normally around 4-6 weeks, care should be taken to avoid over stocking.
This variety is registered under Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) in Australia. Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagating material is
an infringement under the Plant Breeders Rights Act (1994). Any breach of this legislation will leave the grower liable for prosecution.