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Topics : Species and Forage Variety Trials : Species Fact Sheets : White Clover

Species: White Clover

Additional white clover information via the Forage Information System (FIS)

White Clover Summary

White clover is a low-growing forage legume which is predominantly used in pasture mixtures with grasses. It will improve forage quality above a pure grass stand and supply nitrogen for grass growth. White clover can tolerate close grazing but persists best if allowed a period to recover. Its contribution to the total forage yield in a mixed stand is generally relatively small but its overall contribution to forage quality and nitrogen for the grass makes it an excellent legume for pasture mixtures.