Barblanca ladino clover is a very aggressive large leaf white clover—combining high production and strong persistence. It is a high quality forage perfect for any ruminant, including cattle, sheep, goats, and deer. Barblanca is highly palatable and highly digestible. And unlike other clovers, it is especially well suited for grazing due to is exceptional persistence.
Barblanca is a perennial legume which not only spreads by producing seed heads but also through above ground stems known as stolons. As a legume, Barblanca produces nitrogen through nitrogen fixation. Barblanca is pre-inoculated with bacteria to promote an optimal amount of nitrogen fixation. Also, Barblanca is coated with Barenbrug’s exclusive Yellow Jacket coating. Yellow Jacket coating contains Zeba, a patented compound that absorbs a minimum of six hundred (600) times its weight in water and increases healthy plant establishment.
White ladino clovers are a long-lived perennial which spread by creeping above ground stems or stolons that root at the nodes. It is a large leaf type white clover, very high in protein, vitamins, and minerals. Addition of white clover to pastures will increase daily dry matter intake in livestock. White clover is a good producer of high quality feed and is utilized extensively as a soil building crop. A good mixture of grass and white clover can yield as much as a pure grass receiving 175 pounds of nitrogen fertilizer per acre.
Ladinos can be broadcasted, frost seeded, or drilled into soil. Seed depth should not exceed 0.25 inches. White clover will thrive on soils with a pH is 5.5 or higher. White clover needs adequate phosphorus and potassium for establishment, persistence and growth. White clover is especially responsive to cool, moist conditions. White Clover can be planted in the spring or the fall and grows best between 50 and 85 degrees. Because of its shallow root system, it is not adapted to shallow, droughty soils.
White Ladino is primarily a pasture type clover. White clover planted with perennial grasses should be grazed or mowed frequently (2 or 3 times per summer) with the final mowing in late August. Fertilizer should be applied throughout the year as adequate levels of calcium, phosphorus and potash are also important. To manage the bloat risk associated with White clovers manage your pasture swards with no more than 10% stand of clover. Do not over-graze the grasses below 4 inches for this increases the clover concentration. For combinations with Italian Ryegrass and Annual Ryegrasses, red clover is a better choice.
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