Red clover

Red clover- Trifolium pratense - Rode klaver - Rotklee - Trèfle rouge
Sowing rate
25 kg/ha as main crop, 12 kg in mixtures with grasses
Season
Spring till late summer
Sowing depth
1-2 cm
Row distance
Like cereals
Fertilizer
30 kg N/ha in N-poor soil
Note
Bi-annual / perennial plant

Red clover is widely grown as a fodder crop, valued for its nitrogen fixation, which increases soil fertility. For this reason it is used as a green manure crop. The latest varieties guerantee a yield security which offers year-round fresh protein.