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Black medic and lucerne

Category: News
16 January 2014

Although many organic farmers rely on white and red clover to provide fertility, there are many more leguminous species available with interesting traits. In the third part of a series of articles on lesser-known legumes (first published in the Organic Grower) Dr. Thomas Döring and Louisa Winkler review two species; Black medic (Medicago lupilina) and lucerne (Medicago sativa), using information from the literature and the Legume LINK project, which was led by the Organic Research Centre from 2008 to 2012.


Black medic/yellow trefoil

Download the article here

See article one in the series: Sainfoin and birdsfoot trefoil

See article two in the series: Alsike and crimson clovers

See final report of LegLINK here

Thanks to The Organic Growers Alliance for permission to use the article

Keywords: legumes black medic trefoil lucerne green manures

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