Verticillium and Lucerne


Arable Farmer
Reading about Lucerne as a living mulch, I had heard about issues with Verticillium in Lucerne when monocropped, particularly in the second year, is this soil type related or is the pressure somewhat allievated when its grown intercropped?
We grow lucerne as a forage crop for 5 years in the same place and have not had an issue. I think it comes in with the seed. Some varieties more resistant than others?
We wont go back to lucerne for 5 years in rotation.

AGCO reports sales increase of 43.5% compared to 2020 figures

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The tractor manufacturer AGCO, which consists of brands such as Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra, reported its results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2021.

Net sales for the second quarter were approximately $2.9 billion, an increase of approximately 43.5% compared to the second quarter of 2020.


Reported net income was $3.73/share for the second quarter of 2021, and adjusted...