McDonalds Seeds

Tropical & Sub Tropical Legumes

COMMON NAME
BOTANICAL NAME
CULTIVAR
TIME TO SOW
SOWING RATE
SITE PREFERENCE
UTILIZATION
Greenleaf DesmodiumDesmodium Intortum Jan – Feb1 – 2Hot humid areas.Combines well with tall growing grasses. Requires at least eight weeks of recovery after grazing.
Silverleaf DesmodiumDesmodium Uncinatum Jan – Feb2 – 3Hot humid areas.Combines well with well tufted growing grass. Requires at least an eight week recovery period after grazing and more persistent under hardier conditions.
SiratroMacroptilium AtropurpureumClarence / TinarooNov – Jan2 – 4Hot, frost free areas, well drained soils.Grazing on its own or combined with grass. A prolific grower, has good drought tolerance.
GlycineNeonotonia WightiiSafariNov – Jan2 – 4Hot, frost free areas, well drained soils.As for Sirato but does better at higher altitude.
Kenya white cloverTrifolium semi pilosum Jan – March2 – 4Most foil forms, in areas of >900 mm annual rainfall.Recovers well after frost, bloat not a problem when it is grazed.
Townsville lucernStylosanthes humilisOxleyNov – Jan3 – 6Hot frost free areas. Well drained light soils, tolerates low fertility.Drought tolerant. Best used as foggage for autumn and winter and as hay.
Fine stem styloStylosanthes Guianensis Nov – Jan2 – 5Hot frost free areas. Well drained light soils, tolerates low fertility.Will thrive on a heavy grazing pressure. Requires a 6-8 week recovery period. Will tolerate drought or fire.