Crusader - White clover

The ideal grazing type

    Crusader is a medium leaved variety, especially selected for its high yields and improved grazing performance in relation to its leaf size. The leaf size of Crusader is the borderline between the medium and the small leaved groups.

     

    Exceptional grazing yield

    Crusader has exceptional annual dry matter yields and ground cover under defoliation management. The first cut dry matter yields are very impressive and outclassing all other varieties in its category. Crusader has an extremely long growing season and exceptional early and late season growth. This makes it ideal for all intensive grazing swards.

     

    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.  Crusader however, has a very high spring growth and therefore the variety is capable to give exceptional yields in the first spring cut.

     

    Persistent in areas with mild winters

    Crusader has increased stolon density, giving it excellent persistency under cutting or rotational grazing management and a high level of persistency under cutting management. Crusader performs best in areas with mild winters.

    Specifications
    Species
    White clover
    Leaf
    Small / Medium
    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.