Story: Pastures

Lucerne

Lucerne

Ken Roberts shows an excellent stand of lucerne on his farm near Wānaka. Lucerne, also known as alfalfa, is mainly grown in New Zealand for haymaking. It is a native of Iran and neighbouring regions. Under irrigation in naturally dry areas it can produce several hay crops per year. Alfalfa sprouts are often used in salads.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 27 October 2006, p. 42

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Deric Charlton, 'Pastures - Other legumes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16367/lucerne (accessed 16 September 2019)

Story by Deric Charlton, published 24 Nov 2008