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Silver Snail Medic
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Silver Snail Medic

Silver Snail LeafSilver is the result of selection from introduced land races, derivatives of Sava, selected and bred by Q.D.P.I. Silver performs best in areas with arable neutral-alkaline soil types requiring early to mid maturity. Silver has shown very good adaptation to a range of soil types including the heavy textured soils through to sandy loams soils above pH7.

Flowering in Silver occurs approximately 77 days after germination, approximately four days after Sava. Silver has hard seed levels slightly higher than Sava. Silver is relatively upright in its growth habit, which allows the variety to compete very effectively for light. The pods of snail medics are more vulnerable than those of barrel medics because of size, as sheep will graze pods of snail medics and can severely reduce seed reserves in the soil. Silver has shown distinct yield advantages over Sava, particularly in heavy textured soil.

Farmer Feedback

 

FLOWERING 77 DAYS
MIN RAINFALL (mm) 350
HARDSEEDNESS LEVEL 8
SEEDING RATE Kg/Ha
DRYLAND 15 - 18
HIGH RAINFALL / IRRIGATION 18 - 25

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

 

  • High yields of dry matter herbage and seed
  • Mid maturity cultivar suited to 350mm rainfall
  • Good resistance to spotted alfalfa aphid and blue green aphid
  • Shown in field tolerance to Sitona weevil
  • Excellent seedling and early vigour
  • Suited to a wide range of soil types and heavy textured soils
Agronomic Tech Sheet

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