Durana Clover SeedType:
Cool season perennial legumeAdaptation:
From Eastern Texas and Oklahoma across the South to the Atlantic coast
and north along a line from Macon, GA to Dallas, TX. Durana persists
well under grazing.
Durana is highly persistent
under grazing and is best used to enrich existing, unimproved cool or
warm season grass pasture, especially if ridding a pasture of toxic
fescue is not an option. Excellent for grazing fall through early
summer. Durana increases the attractiveness and nutritional value of
wildlife food plots, alone or in a mixture.
Research and ranch experiences repeatedly demonstrate the superior feed
value of a white clover-grass mixture compared to grass alone.
Improvements in conception rates, milk production, calf weaning weights,
daily gains and animal health can be realized. Durana-grass mixtures
may also be used for high-quality hay or silage. Durana also captures
atmosheric nitrogen - 50 to 125 lbs. per acre per year.
to 28% crude protein and total digestable nutrients(TDN) ranging from
65 to 85%. Highest values will be obtained with a vegetative to 10%
bloom harvest. Maturity of the crop at harvest will determine individual
Rate:3 lbs./acre drilled or broadcast into established pastures; 5 lbs./acre for a pure stand.
Date: September - November in southern U.S. Frost seeded-February and March. Spring seeded in late March or April.
Method: Graze or clip pasture close prior to seeding.
Depth:1/4 inch maximum; many stand failures result from seed planted too deep.
Liming to a pH of 6.0 and providing adequate levels of potassium and
phosphorus are necessary to ensure a productive clover stand. Soil
testing is highly recommended; see your local county extension office
Durana seed is pelletized with a
coating of lime and selected Rhizobia strains for optimal nitrogen
fixation and once established and nodulated will not require the adition
of nitrogen. Clip or harvest surplus forage in understocked pastures.
Under continuous grazing, keeping the grass height at 2 to 6 inches will help
maintain the clover and control the grass and weeds.
Bloat can be a problem for animals on pastures with a large proportion
(>35%) of white clover. Bloat-preventative supplement materials are