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Caliph Barrel Medic
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Caliph LeafCaliph is the result of cycles of crossing and selection for resistance using the variety Cyprus and an aphid resistant parent. Caliph is an early - mid maturing and generally begins flowering 80 days after germination, up to five days earlier than Parabinga.

Caliph is semi-prostrate in habit, has leaflets with a slight purple fleck on the underside and produces clockwise coiling pods. Caliph has a boron toxicity tolerance superior to that of all other medic cultivars. Caliph is recommended for neutral to alkaline soil types ranging from sandy loams to clays, in the medium to low rainfall zones.

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FLOWERING 80 DAYS
MIN RAINFALL (mm) 250
HARDSEEDNESS LEVEL 9
SEEDING RATE Kg/Ha
DRYLAND 10 - 15
HIGH RAINFALL / IRRIGATION 15 - 20

Hardseedness Level - 1 = least hard, 10 = most hard

 

  • Earliest maturing aphid-resistant barrel medic
  • Good seedling and early vigour
  • Moderate tolerance of soil boron toxicity
  • Resistant to spotted alfalfa aphid & blue green aphid
  • High hard seed levels
  • Suited to areas with as little as 250mm annual rainfall
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