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in praise of Sainfoin

 
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nitrogen fixing, rhizhomal, and deep tap roots for the alkaline desert, whats not to love ?

The best graze you can get for animals. The Brit site says it should be sown with grass to get the sugar balance for silage.
Possibly a dewormer too... https://permies.com/t/23727/goats/Common-Sainfoin-pasture-worms#190878

This has been talked about as green ground covers, and a Sepp favorite, so here is a list sites to get you started.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onobrychis_viciifolia

For sale
http://www.sainfoinseed.net/

USDA sheet
http://www.plant-materials.nrcs.usda.gov/pubs/idpmcpg7792.pdf

range forage sheet
http://www.animalrangeextension.montana.edu/articles/Forage/Species/Legumes/Sainfoin.htm

Brit Site
https://www.cotswoldseeds.com/seed-info/growing-sainfoin
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