AFIN Sustainable Forages Series – Sainfoin: A beneficial companion forage crop for your favourite perennialsOnline , Canada
Sainfoin: A beneficial companion forage crop for your favourite perennials
There has been a renewed interest in sainfoin among western Canadian forage and beef-cattle producers over the last decade. A major trigger for this growing appeal has been the availability of new sainfoin cultivars (Mountainview and Glenview) that have increased compatibility with alfalfa. Recent research indicates that these new sainfoin cultivars also exhibit compatibility with perennial grass species, further expanding their potential benefits. This seminar will review historical sainfoin breeding activities and highlight current progress on the compatibility of sainfoin with perennial forages and prospects of sainfoin as a sustainable livestock feed.