Selection of naturalized little burr medic developed by Dr. William R. Ocumpaugh of the TAES-Beeville and released by Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
BURR MEDIC provides earlier grazing than most other clovers or medics. This winter annual legume germinates in the fall and grows through the winter with flowering beginning in late January or February. Armadillo burr medic matures and dies in April or early May, so most of the growth comes early, thus minimizing competition with perennial warm season grasses. Armadillo’s greatest attribute is its persistence from season to season. This variety has consistently produced a hard seed content of 90%. If allowed to go to seed, it will reestablish itself naturally for years, provided the pasture is properly managed for legumes. Planting time in areas south of San Antonio is from September through December. Drought tolerance is good with a minimum rainfall requirement of about 16”. Cold tolerance is fair. This is a licensed product
Recommendation: Soil test and fertilize accordingly. In absence of soil test:
Apply 40 to 80 units of P2O5 and no more than 30 to 40 units of nitrogen per
acre. At most locations, Devine™ will flourish with just a good application of
18-46-0 or 11-52-0.
Herbicides and Herbicide Residue Problems: Some pasture herbicide applied in the spring can prevent clover / medic establishment in the fall. Residue problem herbicides are: Grazon P+D, Amber, Rave, Fuego, Tordon 22K and Ally. Known “Safe” herbicides are 2,4-D and Weedmaster. All “Broadleaf” pasture herbicides will kill or can severely damage most medics / clovers if sprayed during active growth.
Little Bur Medic Clover
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