Patriot Clover Seed is a cool season perennial legume. Patriot is best used to enrich improved high-quality grass pasture. It makes for excellent for grazing fall through early summer.This clover will improve conception rates, milk production, calf-weaning weights, and daily gains in animal health.
- Cool season legume
- Excellent grazing
- High yield
- Nitrogen fixation
- Persistent under grazing
Patriot Clover Seed is one of the new varieties produced by Pennington Seed, which has both yield increases and provides longer-lived, more persistent stands. Expect Patriot Clover to live several years longer than other other types in similar climatic conditions. Patriot White Clover is a coated and pre-inoculated seed product. No additional inoculant is needed. Patriot clover is best used to enrich improved high quality grass pasture - MaxQ enhanced tall fescue, orchardgrass, and prariegrass. This provides excellent grazing fall through early spring.
Research and ranch experiences repeatedly demonstrate the superior feed value of a White Clover-grass mixture, compared to grass alone. Improvements in conception rates, milk production, calf weaning weights, daily gains and animal health can be realized. Patriot-grass mixtures may also be used for high-quality hay or silage. Patriot also captures atmospheric nitrogen...between 50 to 125 lbs. per acre per year.
Patriot Clover generates 18 to 28% crude protein and total digestible nutrients (TDN) ranging from 65 to 85% (Highest values will be obtained with a leaf to 10% bloom harvest). Maturity of the crop at harvest will determine individual results.
Bloat can be a problem for animals on pastures with a large proportion (> 35%) of White Clover. Bloat-preventative supplement materials are recommended.
The "Yield Up" brand denotes Pennington's Best. Patriot White Clover proudly wears the Yield Up brand by being a superior and high quality White Clover. Patriot White Clover in your pasture will improve animal performance with high yields and nutritional enrichment.Compared to other leading White Clovers, over time, Patriot will out yield, fix more nitrogen and persist under grazing to provide the nutritional and economic benefits your farm needs.
Patriot Clover Seed thrives from Eastern Texas and Oklahoma across the South to the Atlantic coast and north along a line from Macon, GA to Dallas, TX.
Plant 3 lbs. per acre drilled, or broadcast into established pastures at 5 lbs. per acre for a pure stand. Plant between September and November in the Southern U.S. For frost seeding plant between February and March. For Spring seeding, plant between late March and April. Plant at a depth of 1/4 in. maximum; many stand failures result from seed planted too deep.Graze or clip pasture close prior to seeding.
Liming to a pH of 6.0 and providing adequate levels of potassium and phosphorus are necessary to ensure a productive clover stand. Soil testing is highly recommended. See your local county extension office for details.
Patriot is pelletized with a coating of lime and selected Rhizobia strains for optimal nitrogen fixation, and once established and nodulated, will not require the addition of nitrogen. Clip or harvest surplus forage in understocked pastures. Under continuous grazing, keeping the grass height at 2 to 6 in. will help maintain the clover and control the grass and weeds.