Training Kit 1.2

 

MEDIC AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO FALLOW



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This plant called medic can be grown on the fallow.

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If you plant medic on your fallow land it will produce abundant green pasture for sheep to graze in winter and spring.

You will save the cost of grain and hay.

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In summer dry medic pods and straw provide excellent grazing.

 

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Sheep will grow to a heavier weight on the green medic and will continue to grow on the dry medic pods.

You will be able to sell the sheep at a higher price.
 

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Medic like this pasture in Algeria grows year after year without reseeding.

This saves you the cost of seed and preparing a seed bed.

The medic only needs a dressing of phosphate fertiliser. 

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You can also grow a cereal crop in rotation with medic without losing your seed reserve.

The medic will grow again after the cereal without the need to seed the medic again.

 

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Medic provides nitrogen for the next cereal crop.

You will have a higher yield but the cost will be less. 

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Further information and links.

    See Rotations compared for more information on the benefits of medic and Budget for costs and returns,