Characteristics of Patriot White Clover Seed
The Yield Up Brand Denotes
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 white clover seed was developed by crossing parent material from Durana clover with a Mississippi population of virus resistant ladino clover. Because it is 50% Ladino patriot has larger leaves and grows more upright than Durana Clover.
See the image to the right here. Compare Patriot & Durana Clover by reading this PDF document.
Patriot Clover features a medium to high number of stolons
(78/Sq.Ft) 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
Patriot to form a dense mass of palatable and nutritious leaves. This growth habit also allows Patriot to better persist and withstand grazing pressure and weather stresses.
Adaptation Map For Patriot Clover
is a cool season legume that is grown 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.
Uses For Patriot Clover
Patriot is best used to enrich
improved high quality grass pasture - MaxQ enhanced
fescue, orchard grass,
and prairie grass. Excellent for grazing fall through early summer.
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 - 50 to 125 lbs. per acre per year.
Nutritional Value of Patriot Clover
Patriot Clover provides 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.
Planting Patriot Clover For Pasture & Forage*
3 lbs/acre drilled or broadcast into established pastures
5 lbs/acre for a pure stand for wildlife plots - see special considerations for Livestock use.
September - November in the southern U.S. Frost seeded - February
and March in some locations.
Upper South: September-early November...may be frost seeded in February to early March or spring planted in April to early May.
North: August - September.. may be frost seeded in February - March or spring seeded in April - May
Method To Over Seed:
Graze or clip pasture close prior to seeding.
1/8 inch maximum. Many stand failures result from seed planted too deep.
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 clover is pre-inoculated and ready to plant.
Patriot 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.
Bloat can be a problem for animals on pastures with
a large proportion (>35%) of white clover. Bloat-preventative
supplement materials are recommended.