LEGUMES/ eNhance Persian Clover
5.0 – 8.0
Lifespan: A = Annual; B = Biennial; P = Perennial
Tolerates well or is useful for
Is somewhat tolerant or is somewhat useful for
Is not tolerant or should not be used for
Persian Clover, Trifolium resupinatum, is an annual legume that originated in the eastern Mediterranean area. It has a semi-upright growth habit. The leaves are oval in shape with toothed margins. Persian clover will perform well on a wide range of soils and will tolerate poorly drained soils. Persian clover works well in grazing situations, but care should be taken as it can cause bloat. The flowers emit a pleasant fragrance.
eNhance features improved root development speed, which in turn makes it more suitable for sandy soils than the typical Persian clover. eNhance prefers soils that are slightly alkaline but is suitable for use in soils with a pH between 5.0 and 8.0. eNhance has a moderate tolerance to salinity.The goal behind the development of AberLasting was to produce a hybrid between white clover (Trifolium repens) and Caucasian clover (T. ambiguum) that incorporated the desirable traits of both species. White clover is by far the most widely used temperate forage legume in grazed pasture for well-established reasons. It is nitrogen fixing, fast growing, highly digestible and
high in protein but exhibits only limited persistency under more extreme environmental stress. The closely related caucasian clover is superficially similar, has similar nutritional characteristics to white clover but has much greater persistency under extreme conditions of stress.
AberLasting compares well with commercial varieties in terms of forage quality, with comparable DMD and higher WSC components. AberLasting’s nitrogen fixation is comparable with that of commercial white clover varieties and its yield and rate of establishment is much greater than that of Caucasian clover.
AberLasting also shows excellent tolerance of grazing. It recovers quicker following heavy grazing than conventional varieties and also maintains ground cover percentages to a greater extent than varieties of similar leaf size