Jester is an mid-early season, hard seeded barrel medic which was selected for its improved aphid resistance and was released as a superior replacement for Jemalong Barrel Medic. Jester demonstrates a semi-erect growth habit. It is well adapted and has proven itself throughout the low –medium rainfall areas of South Texas and Central Texas.
Jester is well adapted to a wide variety of soils from a sandy loam to red or dark clay. It performs best in soils with a 5.8 -8.5 soil pH. Jester will provide outstanding forage production and quality, it is suitable for hay or grazing and is relished by all classes of livestock and wildlife. It is also able to fix nitrogen, which is valuable for subsequent crop rotations.
Jester demonstrates high levels of hard seed (90%) and is able to regenerate well in the year after seed set or after one growing season. This allows Jester to build up a good seed reserve in the soil over time, thus enhancing persistence, particularly in improved pasture systems.
● Hard Seeded barrel Medic (90% hard Seed)
● Improved Green bug and Aphid resistance
● Adapted to a wide variety of Soil and Environmental Conditions
● Outstanding Forage quality and Production
● Widely adapted throughout South and Central Texas.
In todays market, most clovers are sold pre-inoculated and coated. There are diffrent types of coatings as well as diffrent percentages of coating utilized. In order for companies to provide pre-inuculated seed, the seed is encapsulated in a clay,talc or other material to protect the inoculum. This process does add inert matter to the seed. Some companies utilize a 32%-34% coating, However many companies have began to utilze 50% coating to cheepen thiere products.
It is important for producer's to ask what percentage coating is on the seed, before they make thier purchace. The higher % of inert mater/coating the cheaper the seed per pound, but the higher the planting rate as well as cost per acre.
Our Prodcuts are preioclatued and coated with a 32-34% coating.