Birdsfoot Trefoil

Characteristics:   A perennial legume, drought tolerant, good for grazing and hay production. Does not cause bloat. It has a deep tap root with good side roots. Actively grows from spring until winter and is very palatable.   CROP/SPECIE  CULTIVARS SEEDING KG/HA RAINFALL MM/YEAR SUITED REGIONS PLANTING MONTHS SOIL  Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus San Gabriel […]

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Crown Vetch

Characteristics:   A hardy perennial legume for grazing or hay production. Frost resistant. Gives satisfactory results on poor soils. It is drought tolerant and does not cause bloat.   CROP/SPECIE  CULTIVARS *PBR # EXCL SEEDING KG/HA RAINFALL MM/YEAR SUITED REGIONS PLANTING MONTHS SOIL  Crown Vetch Penngift 20-Dec | 12-20kg 300+ or irrigation Cooler high-lying areas Oct […]

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Lespedeza

Characteristics:   A warm season legume for grazing and hay production. No problem with bloat. Will do on low- lying heavy soils, which are inclined to get waterlogged now and again. Cut for hay at 30- 45cm in height. Can get three cuttings per season yielding 2-4 tons per ha. Graze at 20cm height. Sometimes […]

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Lucerne

Click here to view the 2016 Agricol Lucerne pamphlet (in Afrikaans only). Click here to view the Lucerne booklet (Afrikaans and English)   Lucerne is a Perennial Summer Legume which is well adjusted to perform in almost all areas of South Africa.  It is widely adopted but prefers deep, well drained soils with neutral to […]

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