Barrel Medic (Medicago truncatula)
Self regenerating annuals growing mainly in autumn, winter and spring. Best suited to neutral to alkaline soils in lower rainfall areas of wheat belt and further west. Suited to long-term pastures. Sow on good moisture between mid‑April and end of May.
2–6 kg/ha. Inoculant Group AM
|275 mm in Southern NSW and 400 mm in Northern NSW.|
|Select varieties on the basis of:||
Maturity: Use earlier maturing varieties in drier more marginal areas of medic zone.
Adaptation to soil type: Jemalong, Jester are particularly suited to red clay loams, Mogul adapted to heavy alkaline soils.
Hard seed: Use high hard seed levels where persistence is needed.
Aphid resistance: Blue green aphid tolerance highly desirable.
Yield and persistence: Seek local trial information where available.