KingFisher Vigilant is a blend of two white clovers – a short Dutch type and a taller type. Best suited for grazing but will contribute to silage yields as well.
- Widely adapted
- Very stoloniferous, high yielding
- High nitrogen fixer
- Winter hardy
KingFisher Vigilant is a long-lived perennial which spread by creeping aboveground stems or stolons that root at the nodes. It is a large leaf type white clover, very high in protein, vitamins, and minerals. The addition of KingFisher Vigilant to pastures will increase daily dry matter intake in livestock. KingFisher Vigilant is an excellent producer of high-quality feed and is utilized extensively as a soil building crop. A good mixture of grass and KingFisher Vigilant can yield as much as a pure grass receiving 175 pounds of nitrogen fertilizer per acre.
KingFisher Vigilant can be broadcasted, frost seeded, or drilled into soil. Seed depth should not exceed 0.25 inches. KingFisher Vigilant will thrive on soils with a pH is 5.5 or higher. KingFisher Vigilant needs adequate phosphorus and potassium for establishment, persistence and growth. KingFisher Vigilant is exceptionally responsive to cool, moist conditions. KingFisher Vigilant 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.
KingFisher Vigilant is primarily a pasture type clover. KingFisher Vigilant planted with perennial grasses should be grazed or frequently mowed (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 KingFisher Vigilant 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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