Perennial Legumes

LOTUS

Captain Crimson Clover
Lotus

Lotus is a hardy perennial species resembling Lucerne in its use and management. Lotus is adapted to most soils and is drought tolerant. It produces high-quality forage and contains properties that prevent bloating in grazing livestock.

BENEFITS:

  • Lotus is a perennial forage legume and handles a wide range of soil types.
  • Prominent taproots mean Lotus tolerates drought well.
  • Winter hardy crop that is great for hay and silage.
  • Sow at 1-10kg Ha.

RED RASCAL CLOVER
RED RASCAL CLOVER
RED RASCAL CLOVER

Red Rascal is a broadleaf red clover, a high feed value, short lived summer growing perennial that is early to mid-flowering.

These seeds are suitable to for fertile soils with good drainage. The deep root system is beneficial under dry summer conditions.

Red Rascals leafy upright growth habit make it an ideal companion to forage herbs (plantain, chicory) and for hay/silage making.

Red Rascal is a medium term legume option often persisting more than 3 years.

  • Excellent Nitrogen Fixation.
  • Very Good Leaf to Stem Ratio.
  • Good Disease Resistance.
  • Breaks Compaction.
  • Suppresses Weeds.

SAINFOIN

Captain Crimson Clover
Sainfoin

In a class of its own. Great for boosting biodiversity

Sainfoin is a perennial legume herb that is highly palatable to animals and has an excellent nutritional balance. It can be grazed, or fed as hay or silage. Sainfoin has a tap root that grows down to great depth, making the plant highly drought tolerant and the ability to draw up minerals from well below the topsoil. Unlike many other legumes, Sainfoin is non-bloating and is known to have anthelmintic properties. The result is that animals grazing sainfoin has very rapid live weight gains.

 

BENEFITS:

  • Non bloating forage.
  • Anthelmintic properties.
  • Deep rooting.
  • High DM Yield.
  • • Silage and hay crop.

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