Lucerne varieties


Mediterranean type
  • Dormancy Class: 6.4
  • Highest score for dry matter yield
  • Highest score for protein level
  • Highest score for resistance to nematodes
  • Highest score for lodging
  • Mediterranean type
  • Officially listed in: France
  • Guaranteed top yields with Yellow Jacket Nitrogenerator®
Packshot lucerne

Dorine comes from a polycross of plants selected in Barenbrug’s breeding lines with special focus on persistency, autumn re-growth, lodging resistance and disease tolerance.

This semi-dormant variety is very high yielding at each cut. Dorine can be used under frequent cutting system (6 –7 cuts / year ) or in normal frequency of cuts (4-5 cuts). Dorine has a very regular yield for all the cuts and has a wide adaptation. It has a very good diseases resistance and excellent persistency. Dorine is known to be a very palatable variety with high feeding value.

Trials result in France:
Dorine was released from Barenbrug’s breeding programme for semi-non-dormant varieties and shows high adaptation to the South European climatic conditions. Dorine has been tested in France thoroughly with good results:




Guaranteed top yields with Yellow Jacket Nitrogenerator® 
Yellow Jacket Nitrogenerator® is Barenbrug’s seed enhancement technology for lucerne. Using new technology, high levels of effective Rhizobia are embedded in a protective polymer matrix. Together with a nutrient booster containing all essential minerals and trace elements, this product is designed to improve establishment and increase forage production.

Reasons to use Yellow Jacket Nitrogenerator®:

  • Improved establishment under difficult conditions.
  • Better use of available water and soil moisture.
  • Increased disease resistance.
  • Improved nitrogen fixation.
  • Increased forage and protein yield.

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Sowing rate (seeding) 25 - 30 kg/ha
Packaging 25 kg bags
Dry matter yield 4
Protein% 3
Nematodes 3
Winter hardiness 2
Digestibility 3