White clover’s strong creeping stem will make it more tolerant of grazing and enables the plant to store energy and protein over winter and into spring. It is also able to fix nitrogen, reducing the requirement and cost of fertiliser applications.
White clover seed mix
The Germinal white clover blends that have been bred at Germinal Horizon Aberystwyth are leading the way in producing higher yields and lasting longer. For example, newer varieties are achieving optimum targets of a 30-35% contribution to total sward dry matter under a range of grassland management systems.
White clover is best grown as a companion to perennial ryegrass, the variety dependent on the sward’s primary use. Aber HSG mixtures are offered with clover as standard. In addition, clover blends are available to suit a particular farming system or requirement.
The small leaf varieties found in AberSheep are best for continuous sheep grazing.
Benefits of AberClover Blends
- Balanced grass and white clover sward
- Improved soil structure and grazing quality
- Increased output of milk and meat from forage
- Suitable for a wide range of soil types and management systems
|50||AberLasting (small-medium leaf)|
|20||AberAce (small leaf)|
|15||AberPearl (small-medium leaf)|
|15||Rivendel (small leaf)|
White clover seed mixture
Please ask one of our experts if you want to learn more about our AberSheep white clover seed mixture.
|Sowing rate||2.5 kg/ha (1.0 kg/acre)|
|Sowing time||March/April or August/mid-September|
|Sowing depth||15 mm (1/2 inch) or broadcast|
|Sowing instructions||Drill into a fine tilth
Moist and warm soil conditions (minimum 5˚C)
Roll before and after drilling for good soil-to-seed contact
|Additional comments||Where overseeding, increase seed rate to a minimum of 3.7 kg/ha (1.5 kg/acre)|