Prima Gland Clover

Trifolium glanduliferum

Plant description

Prima Gland is an aerial seeding, self-regenerating, annual pasture legume. It is erect or semi-erect and extensively branched forming dense swards to about 40 or 50cm tall. It has an early maturity with a high level of insect tolerance. Prima Gland is hard seeded. It forms many-flowered globular heads, the individual flowers are pinkish-white in colour when first formed and develop a deeper pinkish-mauve colour with maturity. The seeds are Yellow in colour, very small and oval, similar in size to Balansa clover seed.

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Management

It should be sown at no more than 0.5cm deep and rolled after sowing. Sow as close to the autumn break as possible. It can take mildly waterlogged soils but not infertile sands. It is tolerant of light frosts to -4 or 5° C.
It is resistant to red-legged earth mites, blue-green aphids and cowpea aphids. Moderately susceptible to spotted alfalfa aphid and lucerne flea.

Production

Prima Gland clover produces high quality forage in terms of crude protein, dry matter digestibility, and metabolisable energy, but will decline with age. It is only moderately palatable

It is susceptible to competition from more vigorous species during establishment, so you need to restrict grazing during flowering. It is not as productive as Serradella and Biserrula

  • Recommended pH Rate: CaCl 4.5 – 8
  • Recommended Rainfall Rate: 300mm+ - 600mm
  • Recommended Sow Rate:Single species: 5 to 7kg/haMixes: 1 - 2kg/ha
  • Maturity: 100-110 days to flowering (mid-September)