ANNUAL Medicago


Medicago ssp


  • Annual medicagos are from the same genus as alfalfa.
  • Produces hard seed 
  • More than 35 differents species


  • Season persistent (range from 60 to 100 days)
  • The vast majority have yellow flowers 
  • Adapted to dry conditions and high pH.


  • Medicago rugosa:

Semi-erect to erect plants.

Well adapted to heavy, alkaline pH, loam to clay soils.

Low tolerance to waterlogging.

Thousand seeds weight: 6,5 to 12,5 grams

  • Medicago scutellata:

Semi-erect to erect plants with hairy stems and leaves.

Adapted to medium to heavy, neutral to alkaline soils.

 High-quality hay.

Good yield 

Thousand seeds weight 7,5 to 16,5 grams

  • Medicago truncatula:

Semi-prostrate plant with tillering capacity

Works in relatively low rainfall in rainfed prairies

Prefers neutral to alkaline soils

Thousand seeds weight: 4,0 grams

  • Medicago polymorpha:

Prostrate plants with ramifications.

Adapted to loamy to clayey soils. 

Acclimated to waterlogging

Can work on South of the Iberian Peninsula acid Ph soil. 

Adapted to grazing and low rainfall areas, for permanent dryland meadows

Thousand seeds weight: 3,5 to 4,0 grams

  • Medicago litoralis:

Prostrate plant with hairy stem and leaves

Yellow kidney-shaped seeds, 

Prefers neutral to alkaline soils,

Slightly tolerant to aluminum

Thousand seeds weight: 2,25 grams


  • Sowing Period: September to November.
  • Sowing Rate:
    • Pure: 4 – 12 kg/ha
    • Mixture: 1 –4 kg/ha depending on the species or/and mixture.
  • Compatible species: grasses and legumes. 
  • Inoculant: Group AM


  • PARAPONTO (rugosa): Mid-early Cycle
  • SAVA(Scutellata): Mid-early cycle
  • KELSON(Scutellata): Early cycle
  • PARABINGA (Truncatula): Mid cycle
  • PARAGGIO(Truncatula): Mid cycle
  • JESTER (Truncatula): Mid cycle
  • CAVALIER (Polymorpha): Mid-early cycle
  • SCIMITAR (Polymorpha): Mid-early cycle
  • ANGEL (Litoralis): Mid-early cycle