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Synergy Seeds supply a combination of high-grade temperate legumes, grasses, cereals, tropical and vetch varieties. We supply both proprietary and public varieties, so that our customers can meet the demands of their markets.

Olympia

Alfalfa
FD 8
Medicago sativa

OLYMPIA is a Highly winter active alfalfa that is versatile and broadly adaptive to multi-purpose mixed farming systems in non-dormant regions.

OLYMPIA has exceptional forage yield and quality potential, quick regrowth from cutting/ grazing and excellent stand persistence.

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Growing Conditions

  • Soil Type

    Suited to most soil types from sandy loams through to heavy clay soils

  • Sowing Rate

    Dryland hay or grazing:
    4 - 8kg/ha
    High rainfall/ Irrigation:
    9 - 20 kg/ha
    Irrigated hay production:
    25 - 35kg/ha

  • Rainfall

    500mm+

  • pH

    (CaCl2) 5.0 - 7.5

  • Inoculant

    Group AL Rhizobium

Advantages

  • Winter active dormancy FD 8
  • Excellent seedling vigour for strong stand establishment
  • Strong leaf holding characteristics for hay production or cut and carry systems
  • Excellent persistence
  • Strong pest and disease resistance
  • High yielding/multi-purpose variety
  • Versatile/ broadly adaptive
  • Well suited to mixed farming zones

Disease and Pest Resistance Traits

Highly Resistant

  • Anthracnose (Race 1)
  • Fusarium Wilt
  • Spotted Alfalfa Aphid
  • Phytophthora Root Rot
  • Pea Aphid
  • Blue Alfalfa Aphid

Resistant

  • Verticillium wilt
  • Aphanomyces (Race 1)
  • Stem Nematode

Olympia Lucerne, Marrabel, South Australia

Dormancy 8 Olympia Lucerne stand set up for seed production near Marrabel, South Australia. Sown at 3 kg per hectare in its second year. This block has just had a hay cut before it is locked up for seed production. Olympia has excellent forage qualities with leaf all the way down to the crown. It has been bred for hay cutters and graziers market looking for an all rounder cultivar. It has performed very well in high rainfall zones with strong disease package and insect resistance. Olympia has a strong following in the Argentinian markets where soft soils and high rainfall dominate their cultivar selection. Lucerne

Olympia Lucerne, Kongal SA

Olympia Alfalfa crop near Bordertown, SA. It has been sown at 2.5 kilograms per hectare. Low plant population for seed production are important to allow for pollination. It is coming into third harvest this year. Still vigorous for this time of year and grazed with sheep. The plant structure is leafy all the way through, with a good crown height. The plant is holding leaf all the way to the bottom of the plant. Stem diameter is good and has even growth all the way down to the stems. Alfalfa

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