White clover is a perennial legume, which spreads by branching stolons. Like all other legumes, it produces its own Nitrogen. Recently, farm trials have shown that these newer varieties release higher levels of Nitrogen to the companion grass than older varieties. White clover is mainly used in grazing pastures for its high protein and energy values. Recent studies show an increased dry-matter intake of 2-pounds per cow per day when white clover is added to the grass. A good mixture of grass and white clover can yield as much as pure grass which receives 175-pounds of Nitrogen per acre.
Alice is a new improved variety in the USA. It has large leaves and grows to medium height. Alice shows tremendous Nitrogen-fixing capacity that benefits its companion. It is persistent and winter-hardy, making it the perfect companion for pastures in Northern USA and Canada. Alice is aggressive enough to achieve a good balance with the grass, without over competing.
Barblanca is new large leaf white clover with excellent persistence under intensive grazing. Barblanca is developed from heat tolerant germplasm and is a highly suitable cultivar for transition zone and southern USA. Barblanca has an aggressive growth habit and is perfect for interseeding in tall fescue and ryegrass pastures. Barblanca is ideal for overseeding toxic endophyte-infected tall fescue pastures for reducing the affects of toxic alkaloids on grazing livestock.