- First of the new generation of pod and leaf holding (ph)
medics, developed and bred by the leading international
breeders of annual pasture and forage legumes at Pristine
- High yielding strand medic ideally suited to medium rainfall,
neutral to alkaline sands and loams.
- Can be harvested on-farm to enable cheap and easy establishment
of high quality, high yield pasture whenever needed.
- Out of season pasture quantity, quality and availability
maintained at a high level, giving unparalleled year round
stock production and finishing capacity.
- Ideal for ley pastures in the wheat-sheep zone.
- Excellent resistance to aphid pests; equal to or better
than any other medic on the market.
- Available in 2006.
Plot comparisons; Jaguar
(left) versus Herald at right
Jaguar has all of the outstanding features of the strand
medic Herald coupled with the massive added bonus of ph technology.
Using this, PFT Client Group farmers will be able to create
high quality, high yield pastures at minimal cost and virtually
at will. Further, because it has over summer feed quality
and availability that is far superior to any conventional
medic, it provides profitable feed options through virtually
12 months of the year. That alone is expected to nearly double
production compared to conventional medics, as well as opening
up new opportunities for high value meat and breeding stock
production in the wheat-sheep zone. As a variety, it is a
class performer on neutral and alkaline sands and loams between
about 250 and 450 mm average annual rainfall. It is also equal
or superior to any other medic on the market in resistance
to the major aphid pests; SAA, BGA and CPA. While not being
easily distinguishable from Herald during the growing season,
as you would expect, its revolutionary pod and leaf holding
characteristics are a stand out in mature and even semi-mature
stands (see below).
Effects of pod holding; Jaguar (left) and Herald on the right.
Photos of adjacent plots taken on the same day in early October.
Note little or no pod or leaf drop under Jaguar, (the pod
and leaf on the left of the picture are actually still attached
to the vine) versus the extensive drop of leaf and even green
pod under Herald.
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