Persistor

Medicago spp.

  • Mid-maturing variety
  • Flowering 90-95 days in regions with an average 350 mm rainfall
  • Grows well on alkaline to slightly acid soil

    Persistor is a spineless Polymorpha medic with a relatively high percentage of soft seed compared to Santiago. It has high herbage and seed production. Developed to extend the role of annual medics, particularly in phase pastures, where higher levels of soft seed will result in more densely regenerating second year pastures. Persistor is suited to farming systems with either a long-term or short-term phase. Persistor can provide a sound base for pasture with a broader range of maturity, pest and pathogen tolerances, and hard seededness. This allows for the pasture to respond to various environmental fluctuations, and management practices.

     

    Characteristics

    • Mid-maturing variety
    • Flowering 90-95 days in regions with an average 350 mm rainfall
    • Grows well on alkaline to slightly acid soil

     

    Seeding Rate

    • Dryland: 4-10kg/ha
    • High rainfall/Irrigation: 10-14 kg/ha
    Specifications
    Resistant to direct sunlight
    Doesn't need a lot of water
    Medics

    Medics grow best during the warmer conditions of autumn and spring, but a wet autumn will give a good bulk of feed for winter. This free-seeding annual legume is a low-growing species, prostrate but not rooting from the nodes...