Japanese Radish is an annual temperate root crop. It is cultivated for forage and it has a thickened taproot that makes out the bulk of the production. It is conventionally utilised as grazing (sheep, goats or cattle), or alternatively fed to animals after uprooting it.
Lespedeza is commonly used for pasture, hay, soil conservation and wildlife. A warm season legume for grazing and hay production. It’s common characteristics include drought tolerance, being a non-bloating legume and a significant seed producer.
Perennial ryegrass is a grass that has many uses but probably does not get the credit it should. It is very quick to germinate and is capable of going from scattered seed to mow-able lawn in about 21 days. Perennial ryegrass is considered a nurse grass because it is often included in grass seed blends mainly for its ability to germinate quickly and provide shade and protection.
Red clover is a perennial forage legume. It establishes and produces quickly but its poor persistence limits the lifespan to 2-3 years. It has a prostrate, stoloniferous growth habit. It is very palatable, nutritious and highly digestible.
Serradella (Ornithopus spp.) is one of the most important annual legumes for pastures. Its growth pattern is similar to that of sub clover but generally performs better on sandy acidic soils. It also grows well on many loams and non-acidic soils.