IVORY II is a geuminous perennial white clover specifically bred for improved winter forage activity and greater persistence under hard rotational grazing. Ivory II is a medium leaf, semi-erict, medium-late flowering white clover. Leaves are non-hairy and frequently marked with a white “V.” Ivory II spreads by medium to thick (2.47 mm) stolons and foms shallow roots at nodes. It is distinguishable from other white clover varieties by its year ’round good growth under hard rotational grazing.
- High yields
- High tillering
- Aggressive Growth
- Grazing tolerant
- Disease Resistant
- Heat Tolerant
- Excellent re-growth
Ivory II clover is a long-lived perennial which spreads 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. Ivory II is a good producer of high quality feed and is utilized extensively as a soil building crop. A good mixture of grass and Ivory II can yield as much as a pure grass receiving 175 pounds of nitrogen fertilizer per acre.
Ivory II can be broadcasted, frost seeded, or drilled into soil. Seed depth should not exceed 0.25 inches. Ivory II will thrive on soils with a pH is 5.5 or higher. Ivory IIr needs adequate phosphorus and potassium for establishment, persistence and growth. Ivory II is especially responsive to cool, moist conditions. Ivory II 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.
Ivory II is primarily a pasture type clover. Ivory II 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 Ivory II 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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