Red Clover

Legume
(Trifolium pratensis)

A high protein, fast growing legume. Red clover is one of the more popular and reliable clovers. Versatile as good source of forage and soil improver.

Uses

Silage, lamb finishing, soil improver, green cover

Sowing Rate

5kgs/acre

Persistence

3 Years

Sowing Period

April to August

Yield Potential

6t DM per ha.

Management

Plant population is the main factor that will affect persistency and productivity. Essential to sow shallowly (10-15mm) when soil temperature is above 10 degrees. It has a tap root rather than stolons like white clover and cannot repopulate itself if damaged. It consists of phyto-oestrogenic compounds which can effect ewe fertility so shouldn't be grazed 6 weeks pre and post tupping.

Additional Info

Protecting the crown of the clover is pivotal to its persistency and it shouldn’t be cut lower than 7cm and should be grazed sympathetically.

You can buy Red Clover or in the following Mixtures:

Red Tantallon ®

High protein 2-3 year mix
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Herbal Ley

Multispecies mixture
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Organic Tantallon

Outstanding 2-3 Year Mix
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Organic Airlie

Intensive 3-4 year mix
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Organic Dundas

Dual purpose medium/long term mix
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Chicory 1 Mixture

Chicory mixture with red clover
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Chicory 3 Mixture

Chicory mixture with red and white clover
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Red Clover

A high protein, fast growing legume. Red clover is one of the more popular and reliable clovers. Versatile as good source of forage and soil improver.
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Specie Rich Grassland - Basic

Mixture containing 15% native Scottish flowers and sympathetic grass species for recreating a species rich grassland.
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Specie Rich Grassland - Diverse

Mixture containing 15% native Scottish flowers and sympathetic grass species for recreating a species rich grassland.
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Green Manure 3

Diverse legume nitrogen fixing mixture
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Nitrogen Fixer

Red clover, vetch and peas combine to fix nitrogen and create a large biomass
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Nitrogen Fixer without Peas

Red clover and vetch combine to fix nitrogen and create a large biomass
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GC4

Cover for game from kale and red clover. Attracts pollinating insects (incl. bees).
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Castle Organic Medium Term Cutting with Red Clover (2-3 Years)

Outstanding 2-3 Year Mix
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Castle Organic Medium Term Dual Purpose (3-4 Years)

Intensive 3-4 year mix
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Castle Organic Long Term Dual Purpose (5 years +)

Dual purpose medium/long term mix
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RED CLOVER BLEND

A blend of red clover that will help with production across the whole season
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Organic Red Tantallon

High protein 2-3 year mix
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Herbal Ley (GS4)

Multispecies mixture
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