Barbian is a small leaved variety, type “Hollandicum”, especially selected for its high persistency and excellent performance under grazing.
Barbian has an aggressive growth habit which gives the variety high competition ability to grasses resulting in high annual dry matter yields for a small leaved variety.
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. Barbian however, has a normal spring growth and therefore the variety is capable to give good clover content in the sward at the first spring cut.
Barbian has increased stolon density, giving it excellent persistency under intensive grazing management and a good level of persistency in long term used pastures. Barbian shows excellent winter hardiness. Barbian combines a high level of resistance to clover rot (Sclerotinia) and slug damage.
This small leaved variety has also excellent characteristics for use in turf mixtures. The variety remains dwarf after growing up to 10cm after sowing and cut back to lawn heights (2-4 cm).