Temperate-legumes

Temperate legumes


BOTANICAL NAME CULTIVAR TIME TO SOW SOWING RATE SITE PREFERENCE UTILIZATION
Trifolium repens G Huia / Ladino Mid Feb – April 2 – 3 Fertile in moist bottomland or irrigated soils. Combines well with the ryegrass, fescue and cocksfoot. Withstands heavy grazing pressure.
Trifolium Vesiculosm Yuchi (annual) Mid Feb – April 10 All soils preferably irrigated. Combines well with annual ryegrass. Grown on it’s own as a green manure or green chop.
Trifolium pratense Kenland / G. Hamua. G. Turoa Mid Feb – April 5 – 6 As above and heavy soils. Better summer grazing than White clover.
Trifolium Subterraneum Mount Barker Feb – April 10 – 15 Very adaptable. Early grazing in spring but out of phase with summer grazing.
Medicago sativa S.A. Standard Feb – April 15 – 20 Fertile well drained soils. Mainly used for hay and silage. Requires good management when grazed.
Medicargo scutellata Feb – April 2 – 4 Neutral to alkaline soils. Grows well in a temperate climate. For cool season utilization.
Lotus pedunculatus G. Maku Feb – April 6 – 8 Adapted to most soil forms. Drought resistant, tolerates acidity and wetness.
Lotus corniculatus Lower yield than the Trifoliums.
Coronilla varia Feb – March 5 – 10 Most soil forms. Used for ground protection and as a pasture legume in low fertility areas.

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