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Sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia Scop.)

Characteristics

  • Yield based on 2 harvests/season
  • Seeds/pound: 30,000
  • Seeding rate: 20 lbs pure live seed/acre
  • One or two harvests per season
  • Seed inoculation is essential
  • Potential as a hay or pasture crop

Advantages

  • good quality possible
  • good drought tolerance
  • excellent seedling vigor
  • no bloat hazard

Concerns

  • intolerant of frequent defoliation
  • intolerant of wet or acid soils
  • low forage yield potential

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