Silver leaf (Desmodium uncinatum)

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Pasture Seed Silver leaf

Desmodium - Desmodium Uncinatum

 A climbing good palatable perennial legume with stems which are reddish brown in color that produces pods that bear 8-12 sickle shaped seeds.
 Can be grown with other grass species like Rhodes grass.

Maturity: 120 days to start grazing
seed rate: 1.3kg per acre


 Performs well in areas with well distributed rain fall of over 875 mm a year.
 It will grow on most of the soils as long as the seed bed is well prepared except sandy soils
 Sowing can be done by drilling or broadcasting.
 Should be treated with concentrated sulphuric acid for 5 minutes then washed with water and dried before planting.