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- another term for alfalfa
- ‘There are about 800 water licences to extract Lachlan water, mostly belonging to family farms growing lucerne, wheat, hay and in recent years maize.’
- ‘Conversion of common land to enclosures made possible new practices: creating water meadows and growing new crops such as sainfoin and lucerne to augment supplies of animal winter fodder.’
- ‘Only in Flanders and a few contiguous districts was grain rotated with soil-restoring fodder crops, such as clover, lucerne, and sainfoin, and fallow thus eliminated.’
- ‘Some green manures, legumes such as lucerne and field beans, also have the ability to take nitrogen from the air and fix it into nodules in their roots.’
- ‘Bails of lucern, donated by farmers in the Maclear and Ugie areas, were due to be stockpiled for distribution later.’
- ‘It would be extremely useful if pasture legumes like lucerne and sub clover could be modified to utilise some of this large reservoir of currently unavailable phosphorus.’
- ‘Our observations may better correspond to those of Baumont et al. who reported greater intake of lucerne than mixed grass hay by sheep.’
- ‘We put in irrigation and grew lucerne on the second farm to feed the sheep on the main farm.’
- ‘Living on an irrigation property on the banks of the Murray River, Ray's childhood was spent on the farm helping with flood irrigation, fencing, harvesting lucerne, shearing and crutching.’
- ‘The slugs also preferred the leaves of lucerne, white clover and lupins, to the wheat plants.’
- ‘Ergot is a fungus that grows on lucerne or barley.’
- ‘They are looking currently for high protein hay, and that would be lucerne, vetch and clover hay and those stocks are dwindling.’
- ‘Dams were one solution, both to slake the thirst of livestock and to feed patches of green lucerne for ostriches.’
Mid 17th century: from French luzerne, from modern Provençal luzerno ‘glowworm’ (with reference to its shiny seeds).
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