Nitro Plus - Persian clover

High yielding annual clover

  • Persian clover.
  • Prostrate to semi-erect self-regenerating annual clover.
  • Nitro Plus has the ability to vary flowering depending on seasonal conditions.
  • Tolerates waterlogging and mild soil salinity.
  • Resistant to clover diseases.
  • Suitable for hay/silage and grazing.

    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. 


    Nitro Plus characteristics

    Rainfall required: 400mm+

    pH-range (CaCl2): 5,5 – 8,5

    Flowering: Early / Mid-season

    Self-regeneration: Good

    Growth habit: Prostrate to 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.