Button medic

Species: Button medic (Medicago orbicularis L.)
Cultivars: Estes
Origin: Mediterranean region
Use: Grazing, pasture
Description:
General:

Life Span:

Short, 0.5-1.0 foot tall, prostrate to erect, seeds are coiled without spine.
Annual
Adaptation:
pH:
Soil:
Temperature:
6.5-8.0
Loam, clay-loam.
Best adapted to North – Central Texas.
Management:
Seeding Rate:
Planting Date:
Planting Depth:
Seed Cost:
Season of Use:
Production:
8-10 lb PLS/A
September-October
<0.25 inch
$15-18/A
March-May
2000-3000 lbs/A
Notes:
  • High bloat potential.
  • Large percentage of hard seed (good reseeder).
  • Inoculate with Rhizobia bacteria specific to medic (Type N).

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