Kopu II White Clover (Coated)

Kopu II White Clover (coated) is a quick establishing, high yielding, large leafed white clover bred to withstand intensive grazing conditions.

Kopu II is improved to offer a higher stolon density, persistence under grazing, better yields, and larger leaf size than standard white clover cultivars. This was achieved primarily by selecting exceptional clovers under cattle grazing in the Northern U.S. and sheep grazing in New Zealand.

Kopu II has excellent season long growth and high NSC Energy levels and does extremely well in rotational grazing systems and is an excellent wildlife feed and attractant.

Kopu II White Clover is preinoculated with an OMRI approved inoculation, but the coating is NOT ok for organic production.

Establishment
White Clover can be used in new seedlings or to overseed existing pastures.

White clovers do best when seeded with a brillion seeder, no-till drill or cultipacker.

White Clover can be planted in the spring or the fall. If planted in the fall, allow at least 8 weeks before the killing frost.

Frost seeding also works well with white clovers. If frostseeded in the winter-early spring, broadcast a little more seed than recommended and let the snow push the seed into the soil. This works best on loose soils or closely grazed/cut areas. You may also broadcast the seeds and let animals hoof it into the existing closely grazed pasture.

Seed to soil contact is vital to having a successful stand. It should be planted at the recommended rate of up to 30% with grasses-(it is advised not to exceed the 30% of a forage mix to prevent the possibility of bloat).

White clovers grow best on well-drained, fertile, loamy or clay soils of pH 6-7 that are well supplied with minerals and moisture.

A good pasture mix should be 75% grass and 25% clover. The clover should be dense and leafy.

Management
White clover is a perfect companion with Perennial Ryegrass but also works well with Orchardgrass and Tall Fescue.

For combinations with Italian Ryegrass and Annual Ryegrasses, red clover is a better choice.

White clover does well on most soil types, however pH of the soil is rather important. The pH should be at least 6.0. Adequate levels of calcium, phosphorus and potash are also very important.

If a ruminant eats too much white clover, there is a chance of bloat.

In order to prevent bloat, a maximum of 40% white clover in a pasture should be respected. If the animals are fed other non-bloating forages (e.g. hay, corn, cornsilage) besides the clover, the risk of bloating significantly decreases. Most accidents occur with the following herds: heifers, dry cows or sheep that don't get other forages besides grass and white clover.

It is important to keep your pasture grazed or clipped during maximum grass growth. By reducing grass growth, you reduce the shade that the white clover will receive. Maintain a pasture height of 3-9".

Graze or cut pastures short in the fall to allow vigorous regrowth of clover, thus favoring rooting of stolons.

Product Type: Clover

Producer: AMPAC

Inoculated: Yes

Treated: Yes

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Price
1lb. $4.75


Planting Rates
Stand alone2-4
In mix1-3
Rates are lbs. per acre




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