Trifolium Squarrosum Seed
Sow months: March to September Seeding Rate Kg/ha: 30-40 kg 1kg covers: 330m²
Annual forage leguminous plant used for different purposes such as pasture, forage, hay production and green manure.
- Annual, upright, tall, N fixing.
- Can be cultivated alone or together with other grassland plants.
- The green forage is very nutritive and palatable.
- Easy adaptable to different types of soils.
- Grows better on moist but not waterlogged soils.
- Long taproot.
- This plant belongs to the autumn-spring cycle. Can tolerate temperatures of -10°C at its rosette stage.
- Produces lots of organic matter which is easy to dig in.
- Good for soil structure.
- High in nutritional value but it contains less fat than Egyptian and Crimson Clovers.
- Excellent for hay.
- Attracts bees
Did you know?
- Clover fixes nitrogen from the air in its root nodules and when chopped and dug into the soil the nitrogen store is released very quickly.
- As well as fixing a high amount of nitrogen, clovers long tap root can lift minerals and nutrients from deep in the soil strata to help improve the quality of following crops.
How to sow green manures:
- Prepare a reasonable seed bed.
- Broadcast you seeds. If you have a large area to cover it is a good idea to divide the seed and the land into 4 parts to avoid running out of seed.
- Rake in and water if soil is dry.