Java hybrid forage legume was obtained from the selection of progenies of Macrotyloma axil/are' s cultivars Archer and Guata.
Java is a perennial twinning and creeping legume with stems light green colored leaves and stems. It is a very good seed producer setting seeds all year round. Low demanding in soil fertility, it presents high persistence under grazing, medium palatability which assures high persistence. It is Bradyrhizobium promiscuous under the tropical soils conditions.
|Origin:||Indonesia (Java Island) selected by Matsuda and Sao Paulo State Institute of Animal Science and Pastures|
|Scientific name:||Macroty/oma axil/are (E.Mey) r:1. Java|
|Soil fertility::||Low to medium|
|Growth habit:||Creeping and climbing|
|Utilisation:||lntercropped with pasture|
|Rainfall requirements:||Over 27 in/year|
|Cold tolerance:||Medium to low|
|Crude protein content:||18 to 23%|
|Sowing depth:||0.40 - 0.80 in|
|Forage production:||5 to 9 ton DM/ha/year|
|Nitrogen fixation:||331 lb N/ha/year|
|Seed quantity:||6.6 lb - 11 lb /ha in mixtures|