Persian Clover

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Clover

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Legumes

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Every aspect of this plant supports its reputation for excellent forage quality. Mature stems are soft, hollow and have thin…

Every aspect of this plant supports its reputation for excellent forage quality. Mature stems are soft, hollow and have thin structural plant cell walls, leading it to be more digestible than red clover or alfalfa. Some common forage tests boast CP 16-21% and IVDMD 63-78%. Not to mention, studies have show persian clover to be more palatable than rape, alfalfa, fescue or perennial ryegrass. High productivity during March- April, provides excellent regrowth potential following grazing or the ability to support two spring hay cuttings. Given the right circumstances, one could expect persian clover to naturally reseed and be redistributed by wind/water via its very mobile, light weight, seed pods. Spring flowers are known to also attract flower flies, which larva are a leading predator of aphids.

Basic Info

Maturity (Days)
N/A
Seeds/lb
140000
C/N at Maturity
Low
Growth Habit
Prostrate
Root Type/Depth
Shallow Taproot
Cold Kill (F)
20
Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
1 - 2

Use and Characteristics

N Fix Potential
30-60
Lasting Residue
Fair
Palatibility
Very Good
Hay Harvest
Very Good
Regrowth
Excellent
Deep Compaction
Fair
Surface Compaction
Good
Weed Suppression
Very Good
Crimp Kill
Difficult

Planting

Plant Depth
1/5 - 1/4"
Min Germ Temp(F)
40
Drilled Seed Rate (lbs/acre)
6-8
Broadcast Seed Rate (lb/acre_)
8-10

Tolerance

Heat
Good
Drought
Very Good
Shade
Good
Wet Soil
Excellent
Low Fertility
Good
Low pH Soil
Good
High pH Salinty
Fair
High pH Calcareous
Fair