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When to sow
ORGANIC PROTA SILE will grow at soil temperatures of down to 5°C, enabling the growing season to be extended. Clover will germinate at 10°C.
When to utilise
Three cuts of high protein forage can be taken from this highly productive mixture. Both grass and clover heading dates have been matched to ensure a consistent, quality crop of silage.
Post-cutting grazing is ideal for finishing lambs or grazing young cattle. Breeding sheep should avoid all red clover sources for six weeks pre-tupping until six weeks after tupping as phytoestrogens can affect the breeding cycle and conception rates.
An ideal cover crop for arable rotations, helping to improve soil quality, organic matter and provide other benefits. Cover crops can bring agronomic and environmental benefits with the active growth, rooting, ground cover and habitat provision providing benefits in rotations over a bare fallow and helping to reduce nutrient losses via run-off and leaching. Cover crops can also benefit soil physical and biological characteristics, leading to benefits in soil structure, potentially reducing erosion.
Red clover should be overwintered between 8-10cm