Forage Friday: Ladino Clover – May 22, 2020

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Join our Livestock Agent, Kendra Fortner, on Fridays for Forage Friday. We will be covering quick tips on forage options in the mountains of North Carolina.”

This week’s featured forage: Ladino Clover

Forage Friday Ladino Clover

Ladino clover is a perennial Legume with creeping stems rooting at some nodes.

It’s an extremely high quality forage with 80% Digestibility and 25% Crude Protein. It grows well with Orchardgrass and/or Tall Fescue and is more productive and drought resistant than other white clover species.

  • Seed can be broadcast at 4 pounds per acre or drilled at 3-5 pounds per acre.
  • Best time to plant in the mountains: July 25 – August 10 or March 20 – April 20.
  • Planting Guide for Forage Crops in North Carolina: provides the best available information about planting rates, depths and stand evaluation for forage crops commonly grown in North Carolina.

For more information, contact:
Kendra Fortner
Jackson and Swain County Livestock Agent
(828) 586-4009