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Legume Adaption

Cool Season Tolerance:

Annual Seedling Vigor Soil Acidity Poor Drainage Drought Grazing
Arrowleaf Clover F F P F G
Berseem Clover G P G G F
Caleypea G F G F F
Crimson Clover G G P F F  
Hairy Vetch E G P F F
Rose Clover F P P G F
Subterranean Clover G F G F E

Perennial Seedling Vigor Soil Acidity Poor Drainage Drought Grazing
Alfalfa G P P E P
Birdsfoot Trefoil P G G G F
Red Clover E F F F F
White Clover F F G P E  

 

Warm Season Tolerance:

Annual Seedling Vigor Soil Acidity Poor Drainage Drought Grazing
Annual Lezpedeza F E F G G

Perennial Seedling Vigor Soil Acidity Poor Drainage Drought Grazing
Perennial Peanut V G P G G
Sericea Lespedeza P E F E P


E = Excellent
G = Good
F = Fair
P = Poor
V = Vegetative Propagated
E+ = Endophyte-Infected
E- = Endophyte-free

Source: From PPI, Forage Pocket Guide, 2004. Developed by D. M. Ball, C. S. Hoveland, and Gary Lacefield

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