Clover - Egyptian
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Image Cultivar Type Production period Morphological description Crop strengths Feeding value Production potential Crop uses Soil requirement Establishment
Bersium Temperate, Legume Annual, Winter

Erect growing, shallow taproot, white flowers

Grows up to 0.60 - 0.80 cm

Oblong, slightly hairy, leaflets commonly 4 - 5 cm long and 2 - 3cm wide

Seeds egg shaped; yellow; 400 000 seeds/kg

Nitrogen fixation

Reduces soil erosion and surface water pollution

Reduces grass and broadleaf weed pressure

Increases soil organic matter

Crude protein: 14 – 18 %

Digestibility: 60 – 70 %

Dry matter production: 2 - 4 t/ha/annum Grazing, cover crop and green manure

Adapted to most soil types

pH range of 4.9 – 7.8

Plant during February – March; March – May

Seeding rate of 8 - 12 kg/ha dryland; 15 - 25 kg/ha irrigated