Barrel Medic

Species: Barrel Medic (Medicago truncatula)
Cultivars: Jemalong
Origin: Mediterranean Region
Use: Grazing, pasture
Description:
General:
Life Span:
1.0-2.0 feet tall, prostrate to erect growth.
Annual
Adaptation:
pH:
Soil:
Rainfall:
Temperature:
6.5-8.0
Loam, clay-loam.
16 inches (minimum)
Fair cold tolerance.
Management:
Seeding Rate:
Planting Date:
Planting Depth:
Seed Cost:
Season of Use:
Production:
8-10 lb PLS/A
September-October
<0.25 inch
$15-20/A
March-May
2000-3000 lbs/A
Notes:
  • High bloat potential.
    High percentage of hard seed.
  • Inoculate with Rhizobia bacteria specific to medics (Type N).
  • Provides excellent forage for livestock and wildlife.
  • Excellent reseeding ability.

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