Lucerne Planting & Harvest Calendars



Establishment Schedule


First Year Management Schedule

LUCERNE Spring Planting

Establishment Schedule


Second & Consecutive Years Management Schedule

This calendar is a GUIDE ONLY. Planting dates, cutting schedules & number of cuts are all influenced by management & the environment. Generally speaking, cooler growing conditions slow down the growth of lucerne reducing the number of cuts for the season & ultimately final yields. Refer to the Pioneer® Lucerne Manual for details on herbicides labeled for use on lucerne in New Zealand & check product labels for timing & application. For further information on the successful growing, harvesting & incorporation of Pioneer® brand lucerne into New Zealand farm systems phone the Pioneer Advice Line toll-free on 0800 PIONEER (0800 746 633). © 2010, Genetic Technologies Limited.