Alice - White clover

Europeans most grown white clover

    ALICE is a large leaved variety, especially selected for its high yields and improved grazing performance in relation to its leaf size.

     

    Aggressive growth habit

    ALICE has an aggressive growth habit which gives the variety a high competiton ability to grasses resulting in high annual dry matter yields and outyielding most other clover varieties in its category.

     

    Unusual high spring growth

    In general, the start of the spring growth of white clover is very slow. In grass clover swards the clover content therefore is usually unsatisfactory due to the lack of competition with grasses.  ALICE however, has a very high spring growth and therefore the variety is capable to give exceptional yields in the first spring cut.

     

    Persistency and winter hardiness

    ALICE has increased stolon density, giving it excellent persistency under cutting or rotational grazing management and a good level of persistency under continuous grazing. ALICE shows a good level of winter hardiness

     

    Resistance

    ALICE combines a very high level of resistance to clover rot (Sclerotinia) and slug damage.

     

    ALICE and Organic farming systems

    Apart from its good performance on intensive farms, ALICE is also the number one prefered variety on Organic farms. On this type of farms clover forms a major element on grassland and due to the excellent  competition ability, persistency, high yields and resistance to slug damage, ALICE is the most used variety.

    Specifications
    Species
    White clover
    Leaf
    Large leaved
    Large leaved
    Medium leaved
    Small leaved
    Ladino type (very large leaved)
    White clover

    White clover is a perennial legume which spreads by branching stolons through the sward. It has the ability to produce its own nitrogen through a symbiotic process with rhizobium bacteria in the root nodules. White clover is mainly used in grazing leys for its high nutritive value.