Subterranean clover

Species: Subterranean clover (Trifolium subterraneum L.)
Cultivars:
Origin: Mediterranean region
Use: Grazing, pasture.
Description:
General:

Life Span:

Short, 1-1.5 feet tall, dense, low growing. White inconspicuous flowers forms burrs that peg and set seed below ground.
Annual
Adaptation:
pH:

Soil:
Rainfall:
Temperature:

6.0-7.0; at pH greater than 7.3 becomes chlorotic (yellowish-color leaves).
Loam, clay-loam.
14-24 inches. Drought tolerant.

  • Fair cold tolerance 22ยบ F (minimum).
  • Mild winters are required for good forage production.
Management:
Seeding Rate:
Planting Date:
Planting Depth:
Seed Cost:
Season of Use:
Production:
10-15 lb/A
September-October
0.25 inch
$15-18/A
March-May
3000-5000 lb/A
Notes:
  • Tolerates close grazing by sheep, goats, and deer.
  • Inoculate with Rhizobia bacteria specific to sub clover (Type WR).
  • Moderate bloat potential.
  • Allows for seed production under heavy utilization.

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