As an annual or multi-year plant, red clover is found less commonly in permanent grasslands than white clover, and is instead planted more frequently in field forage. It can also be used in extensive pastures with less intensive usage. Red clover is very leafy and is a high-quality feed component. Two cuts can take place in the year in which direct seeding occurs.
In the next year, it can tolerate up to four cuts per year if they take place during the bud stage. For multi-year use, cultivation in a mixture with grasses is recommended. In these cases, a reduction in the amount of clover in the stand can be observed over time. Red clover forms a clear taproot and prefers loams to heavy soils.
Bundle: 10/25 kg
Category: Grasses and legumes
- Sowing and fertilising instructionsSowing rate:
25 kg/ha when grown alone or in a mixture of 12 kg/ha red clover plus 20 kg/ha Italian ryegrassDistance between rows:
as cerealsSowing period:
spring to end of AugustFertiliser:
base fertilizer according to the results of the soil examinationSowing depth:
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