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Organic White Clover Seed Medium & Large Leaf

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Organic White Clover Seed Medium & Large Leaf

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White Clover (Trifolium repens) is a long lived perennial legume invaluable in pastures and an excellent long term green manure. Both medium and large leaf varieties available. More details below.

Sow Months: April-Sept
Field Rate: 10kg/ha
Horticulture Rate: 1kg covers 800m²Organic white clover

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Organic White Clover Seed

  • N-fixer, good growth.
  • Also good for grazing and silage.
  • Is a pollen and nectar source so very good for bees.
  • Excellent long-term green manure. It has good frost tolerance and once established can last from 2-5 years.
  • Good weed suppressant as it produces a fair amount of foliage and is able to fix nitrogen.
  • White clover does not like very acidic soil but will grow down to ph 5.6.
  • Seed can be sown between March and September.  If sowing in the autumn, aim to sow by mid September.
  • A very firm seed bed is required as white clover seeds are small and benefit from shallow sowing at around 10mm

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.

Did you know:

  • White Clover is the engine in many fields, with millions of plants working 24 hours a day.
  • It is the most flexible forage legume, providing reliable production for grazing as well as for silage.
  • Due to the large acreage grown, it is, without doubt, the most generous provider of home-grown protein underpinning soil fertility strategies for dairy, sheep and beef producers.
  • White clover has high protein content at around 27%.
  • Most nitrogen is fixed during the later stages of growth; therefore early defoliation restricts nitrogen fixation.

Click here to read a Teagasc document on White Clover.


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Quality service and product. Review by Felix / (Posted on 15/06/2020)
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