Patriot White Clover Seed
- Contains over 90% more stolons per square foot than conventional ladino clovers.
- University proven to last three times longer than conventional ladino types.
- Produces over 150 lbs. per acre of nitrogen per year, reducing the need for commercial nitrogen.
Type: Cool season perennial legume
Adaptation: From eastern Texas and Oklahoma across the South to the Atlantic Coast and north along a line from Macon, GA to Dallas, TX. Also, in the Pacific Northwest and in river valleys and irrigated pastures of the intermountain region.
Uses: Patriot is best used to enrich improved high quality grass pastures containing forages such as MaxQ enhanced tall fescue, orchardgrass and prariegrass. Excellent for grazing fall through early summer. Patriot increases the attractiveness and nutrional value of wildlife food plots either alone or in a mixture.
Benefits: Research and ranch experiences repeatedly demonstrate the superior feed value of a white clover-grass mixture compared to grass alone. Improvements in conception rates, milk production, calf weaning weights, daily gains and animal health can be realized. Patriot captures atmospheric nitrogen - 75 to 150 lbs. per acre per year.
Nutrition: 18 to 28% crude protein and total digestable nutrients (TDN) ranging from 65 to 85%. (Highest values will be obtained with a leaf to 10% bloom harvest.) Maturity of the crop at harvest will determine individual results.
- Rate: 3 lbs./acre if no-till drilled or broadcast into established pastures; increase to 4 lbs./acre if frost seeded; 5 lbs./acre for a pure stand (pure stands for wildlife plots; for livestock see Special Considerations).
- Date: South: September - November, may be frost seeded in February to early March in some locations
- Upper South: September - early November, may be frost seeded in February to early March or spring planted in April - early March
- North: August - September...may be frost seeded in February - March or spring seeded in April - May
- Method: Graze or clip pasture close prior to seeding.
- Depth: 1/4" maximum; many stand failures result from seed planted too deep.
- Fertilizer: Liming to a pH of 6.0 and providing adequate levels of potassium and phosphorus are necessary to ensure a productive clover stand. Soil testing is highly recommended. See your local county extension office for details.
Management: Seed come pre-inoculated and once established, Patriot does not require nitrogen fertilizer. Clip or harvest surplus forage in under utilized pastures or food plots. Under continuous grazing, keep grass and/or weed height between 2" and 6" to help maintain the clover stand.