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Characteristics of Durana White CloverTrifolium repens
Durana White Clover Seed, from Pennington Seed, will produce a pasture and forage crop that is an excellent addition to grass pastures. Durana is a durable, all purpose white
clover you can count on to persist under grazing, compete in tall fescue and bermuda grass sod, maintain a long stand life, provide a high quality diet to grazing animals, and fix nitrogen
to share with companion grasses.
This means less if any commercial nitrogen based fertilizers which deplete the soil!
Durana Clover is a medium leafed intermediate white variety of clover that was developed from naturally occurring ecotypes of white clover growing and surviving as
volunteer plants in northern Georgia. Read about the advantages of planting Durana Clover in this PDF document.
Durana Clover features a high number of stolons which spread prostrate across the ground and rooting at each node along the stolon sending roots into the ground. At each node
junction it is like a new plant has formed as new leaves are produced creating a new "sub plant". This allows Durana to form a dense mass of palatable and nutritious leaves.
This growth habit also allows Durana to better persist and withstand grazing pressure and weather stresses.
Adaptation Map For Durana Clover
Durana Clover is a cool season
perennial legume that grows well from eastern Texas and Oklahoma across the south to the Atlantic coast and north along a line from Macon, GA to Dallas, TX. In the Pacific Northwest, and
in river valleys and irrigated pastures of the intermountain region. Please refer to the map provided here.
Uses For Durana Clover
Durana is highly persistent under
grazing and is best used to enrich existing, unimproved cool or warm
season grass pastures, especially if ridding a pasture of toxic
fescue is not an option. Excellent for grazing fall through early
summer. Durana increases the attractiveness and nutritional value of
wildlife (especially deer and turkey) food plots, alone or in a mixture.
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. Durana-grass mixtures may also be used for high-quality
hay or silage. Durana also captures atmospheric nitrogen - 50 to 125
lbs. per acre per year.
Nutritional Value Of Durana Clover
Durana Clover produces 18 to 28% crude protein and total
digestible nutrients (TDN) ranging from 65 to 85%. Highest values
will be obtained with a vegetative to 10% bloom harvest. Maturity of
the crop at harvest will determine individual results.
Planting Durana Clover*
Rate: 3 lbs./acre drilled or
broadcast into established pastures
5 lbs./acre for a pure stand.
September - November in the southern
U.S. Frost seeded - February and March. Spring seeded in late
March or April.
Method: Graze or clip pasture close prior to seeding.
1/8 inch maximum - many stand failures result from seed planted too deep.
Durana Clover is pre-inoculated and ready for planting
BENEFITS & MANAGEMENT:
Durana seed is pelletized with a coating of lime and selected
Rhizobia strains (inoculant) for optimal nitrogen fixation and once established
and nodulated will not require the addition of nitrogen. Clip or
harvest surplus forage in under stocked pastures. Under continuous
grazing, keeping the grass height at 2 to 6 inches will help
maintain the clover and control the grass and weeds.
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.
*Special Considerations Using Durana Clover As A Forage
Bloat can be a problem for
animals on pastures with a large proportion (>35%) of white clover.
Bloat-preventative supplement materials are recommended.