Birdsfoot trefoil

Birdsfoot trefoil - Lotus corniculatus - Rolklaver - Hornschotenklee - Lotier corniculé
Sowing rate
15-20 kg/ha
Spring till late summer
Sowing depth
1-2 cm
Row distance
Like cereals
Basal fertilizer application (P/K)
Perennial plant

This species is used in agriculture as a forage plant, grown for pasture, hay and silage. It can be used as an alternative to alfalfa on poor soils. It fits very well in mixtures for dry locations and it is specifically suitable for chalky soils.