Siratro

(Macroptilium atropurpureum)

Description/Overview

Siratro (Macroptilium atropurpureum) is tropical, summer growing, twining legume with a deep taproot system, favouring well drained sandy to clay soils with rainfall preference of 700-1500mm. An excellent pasture species in a mixed pasture (with species such as Seterias, Jarra, Strickland and Rhodes) as it can tolerate heavy grazing. 


Siratro is also compatible with other tropical legumes such as Stylos. Well suited to various soils, Siratro will respond well to fertilizer such as Phosphates, Moly and Sulphur.


While primarily utilised in mixes for increased pasture carrying capacity, Siratro can be utilised for hay production where it adds valuable protein to the hay.

Factsheet

  • Wide adaptation to different soil types.

  • Tolerant to drought conditions.

  • Tolerant of saline soils.

  • Can be utilised with many grass species.

  • Intolerant of water logging.

  • Susceptible to frost.

  • Sowing Rate – 3-5kg bare seed.

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