Renovation White Clover Seed
Renovation white clover was bred specifically to turn old, unproductive pastures into healthy, profitable production centers. For optimal animal performance, a good pasture should maintain 20% or more of legumes by dry matter measurements. Renovation makes this goal achievable.
- Increased Longevity
- Renovation was bred for increased stolon density utilizing a combination of long-living Sothern Plain ecotypes and disease resistant ladino types. The result is increased persistence, even under grazing.
- Wider Leaves
- Renovation has wider leaves, closer to ladino-type clovers. This means more forage and less weed pressure, even under grazing.
- Pasture Improvement
- Renovation is an excellent choice to improve and maintain healthy productive pastures. Renovation is ideal for all livestock.
- Wildlife Attractant
- Renovation is an ideal legume for wildlife food plots, as a three-fold contributor: providing a high-protein food source, acting as a seasonal attractant, and contributing nitrogen to surrounding plants.
- Fescue Toxicosis Mitigation
- When planted into toxic endophyte pastures, Renovation can help lessen the effects of endophyte toxicity and contribute to overall herd health.
Renovation is an ideal companion legume for orchardgrass, perennial ryegrass, tall fescue, and other cool season grass, promising years of productivity. Renovation can also be planted into warm-season pastures, where it may act either as a short-lived perennial or a self-seeding annual, based on location and weather.
- Seeding Rate
- Pure Stand: 5 lbs. /ac
- With Grasses on Prepared Seedbed: 1-2 lbs. /ac
- Into Established Grass Pasture: 2-3 lbs. /ac
- Planting Dates
- Lower Southern USA: late fall
- Upper Southern USA: mid-late fall or early spring
- Northern USA: early fall or early spring
- Planting Depth: 1/8-1/4"
- Optimal pH Range: 6.0-6.5
Once established and properly managed, Renovation should provide numerous years of free nitrogen and protein-rich feed. Longevity will depend on location and management. In hotter regions, with predominately warm-season species, it should last at least 1-2 years, while in cooler climates it should live 3-5 years, or longer.
Broadcast 1 lb./acre of seed annually, or as needed. Researchers recommend 25-30% clover percentages in grass pastures. Bloat is a concern for pastures exceeding 35% white clover. The percentage of Renovation in a stand can be managed using these tools: grazing or mowing height, fertilization, and reseeding.