Melilotus Alba – Sweet White Clover (Soetwitblomklawer)
Aug 8, 2016
Add Value with white sweet clover (Melilotus Alba)!
Why Melilotus Alba?
It is a highly palatable summer legume that livestock simply cannot resist
Although an annual crop, it has the ability to resow itself for the next season
With ample and well-spread rainfall, the crop can be grown almost anywhere
Well adapted to areas with an annual rainfall of 430mm +
It’s a very versatile crop and can be used in mixtures with other legumes
The seed is less dormant and quick to establish
Can be used to penetrate compacted soil and clay pans, can be used as a ground cover
Bees are attracted by the crop’s inflorescence, which means the crop can be beneficial to honey production
High nutritional value – protein content of 15% and digestibility of 60%
Can be grazed as a green pasture or can be made into hay.
Handles periodic floods and droughts well.
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