Sainfoin, certified organic - Cover Crop
(Onobrychis viciifolia) Sainfoin is a long-lived perennial legume for pasture mixes and forage with nematicidal effect for grazing animals. Winter hardiness is high but resistance to waterlogging and wet soils not as good as alfalfas and clover. Fell out of fashion due to higher yield potential of alfalfa and clovers but provide diversity in perennial mixes and beautiful flowers typically starting in second year. Suggested seeding rates: pure stand 33-45kg/ha (30-40lbs/A); in mixes 15-25kg/ha.