Clovers make up over 300 species of plants in the legume family. It can survive across all or most of the world in suitable habitats. Most clovers can be found in the temperate Northern hemisphere but it can also survive in South America and Africa. Clovers are herbaceous plants that are annual, biennial or short-lived perennial. Several species are widely cultivated as fodder plants. The most widely cultivated clovers are white clovers (Trifolium repens) and red clovers (Trifolium pratense). Clovers can be planted alone or in mixtures for numerous reasons: they produce an abundant crop, fix nitrogen, and grow in a wide range of soils and climates. They are palatable, high in protein and nutritious forage for livestock and wildlife, and they work for either pasture or green manure.
Clover is an integral part of quality pasture mixes
Late Maturing ∙ Extremely High Nitrogen Fixation ∙ Yields Up To 5,250 Lbs In A Single Cutting ∙ Stems Up To 10 Ft Long ∙ Crude Protein Of 22% to 28.4% ∙ Relative Feed Values As High As 277
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Cool to see my #Pollinator covers growing in my 60" corn plot. 6 way blend of Trefoil, White Clover, FixatioN Balansa, Frosty Berseem, Crimson Clover, and Phacelia at 10lbs/acre from @StefanZehetner7 @HuronCoverCrop. @OntarioSoilCrop @OntarioFarms pic.twitter.com/JTmqaG7tNr— Patrick Verkley (@pverkley) July 1, 2020
Frosty Berseem Clover doing great at Fairview Research Farm this summer. Frosty, the only Berseem clover variety with great forage production potential in the Peace Country Region. Great for cover crop cocktails for livestock production and soil improvement. pic.twitter.com/i24XAmgaRm— Akim Omokanye (@AkimOmokanye) August 9, 2018