Lightning - Persian clover

Very fast and productive

  • Persian clover.
  • Vigorous, large leafed, soft seeded annual clover.
  • Establishes quickly, even when sown late.
  • Tolerates waterlogging and mild soil salinity.
  • Suitable for forage annual mixes.
  • Highly suitable for use in pasture mixes with ryegrass or oats.

    This annual legume is mainly used for winter and spring forage production in regions with very mild winters. Persian clover is one of the highest yielding annual legumes and is adapted to neutral to alkaline soils. The species can be subdivided in two subspecies: the more prostrate growing and earlier heading type (spp. Resupinatum) and the more erect growing type (spp. Majus). Last mentioned type is also referred to as “Shaftal clover”. Both subspecies can be used in a monoculture as well as in mixtures and are tolerant to waterlogging. Some Persian clover varieties have a high level of hard seeds, meaning it can regenerate in a pasture for a prolonged period. 


    Lightning characteristics:

    Rainfall required: 450mm+

    pH-range (CaCl2): 5,5 – 8,5

    Flowering: Late

    Self-regeneration: Low

    Growth habit: Semi-erect

    Establishment: Fast

    Application: Silage, grazing

    Sowing rate: 3-5 kg/ha, in mix with grasses and legumes


    Persian clover
    Annual clovers

    Annual clover offers a range of grazing, hay and silage options with multiple benefits including nitrogen fixation, weed control rotations and disease breaks. The addition to grass or hay can increase feed quality, protein content and provide nitrogen for grass or cereal growth.