Practice Note 'Lucerne in north-western Europe' available
'Lucerne in north-western Europe' practice note written by partners from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) provides guidance on identifying site and climate combinations
where the production of lucerne can be viable in north-western Europe.
Lucerne is a high protein forage legume that has great potential as a forage feed for dairy and beef cattle and sheep. However, the combination of cool conditions and naturally acidic soils in the wetter parts of the British Isles is generally not favourable to the growth of lucerne. But with careful site selection and soil management, the potential benefits from this persistent, high yielding and high-protein forage crop can be exploited in north-western Europe.
Christine Watson, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), christine.watson(at)sruc.ac.uk
Legumes Translated PN12 on Zenodo.org
From PN12 'Lucerne in north-western Europe'