Squarrosum clover (annual) Squarrosum clover (coated, inoculated)

Trifolium squarrosum L.

Annual forage leguminous plant used for different purposes: pasture, forage and hay production, green manure, seed production

  • Can be cultivated alone or together with other grassland plants
  • The green forage is very nutritive and palatable
  • Easy adaptable to different types of soils
  • Grows better on moist but not waterlogged soils
  • Resistant to dry soils
  • Frost tolerance below -10°C for several days

The advantages of coated seeds:

  • Allows more precisely to incorporate small size seeds with low sowing rate
  • Protect seed from mechanic stress caused by sowing machines
  • Protect seed from birds and insects - in fact coating components are not toxic but they don’t even attract them
  • The extra-resistance of the coating avoids dust leakage and dust accumulation in the sowing machine
  • Have less hard-seed content which means higher immediate germination percentage on the establishment of crop

The advantages of inoculated seeds:

  • Rapid and safe establishment of the plant
  • Plants have at their disposal high quantities of nitrogen fixed by the Rihizobia
  • Saving in fertilization
  • More productive plants
  • High quality forage with maximum protein content in the plant

The varietal parameters may differ from those indicated here when the testing circumstances differ from quondam

Recommended sowing rate: 30-40 kg/ha, and 15-25 kg/ha, when sowing in mixtures

Recommended sowing rate when growing for green manure: 20-30 kg/ha