Phoenix, Venture and Matador - Birdsfoot trefoil cultivars


Birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus L.) is a perennial pasture legume with promise for low-fertility acidic soils in recharge landscapes in the high-rainfall zone of eastern Australia.

Birdsfoot trefoil is well adapted to high-rainfall (>750 mm average annual rainfall, AAR) permanent pasture applications, especially in summer-rainfall districts in northern NSW and elsewhere on problem soils where lucerne fails to persist.

The zone of adaptation of birdsfoot trefoil is comparable to the white clover zone.


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Published: Sep 2008