Medic - Barrel
Medicago truncatula Gaertn.
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Image Cultivar Type Production period Morphological description Crop strengths Feeding value Production potential Crop uses Soil requirement Establishment
Parabinga Temperate, Legume Annual, Winter

Grows up to 15 – 30 cm tall

Leaflets trifoliate; with oval leaflets; mat green, hairy on both sides and toothed on the end margin; leaflet marker pale green blotch

Flowers yellow, pea-like

Seeds small, kidney-shaped, yellowish-brown; 2.5 – 4 mm x 1.5 – 2.5 mm; 250 000 – 280 000 seeds/kg

Good early vigour

Persist in areas considered too arid for sub clover

High levels of hard seed contribute to persistence

High quality grazing and good herbage production

Crude protein: 17 – 23 %

Digestibility: 55 – 75 %

Dry matter production: 4 - 6 t/ha/annum Grazing, hay, rotational crop

Adapted to sandy loams to loam soil types

pH range of 4.5 – 7.5

Plant during April – May

Seeding rate of 3 – 12.5 kg/ha dryland; 12.5 – 15 kg/ha dryland


Parragio Temperate, Legume Annual, Winter

Grows up to 0.15 – 0.50 cm tall

Leaflets trifoliate; wedge shaped; mat green, hairy on both sides and toothed on the end margin; leaflet marker occasional purple flecking

Flowers yellow, pea-like

Seeds small, kidney-shaped, yellowish-brown; 2.5 – 4 mm x 1.5 – 2.5 mm; 250 000 – 280 000 seeds/kg

Good early vigour

Persist in areas considered too arid for sub clover

High levels of hard seed contribute to persistence

High quality grazing

Crude protein: 17 – 23 %

Digestibility: 55 – 75 %

Dry matter production: 4 - 6 t/ha/annum Grazing, hay, rotational crop

Adapted to sandy loam to clay soils

pH range of 4.5 – 7.5

Plant during April – May

Seeding rate of 3 – 12.5 kg/ha dryland; 12.5 - 15 kg/ha dryland