Mihi Persian Clover is highly palatable with high protein and moisture content that allows utilization as a high-quality forage and silage. Mihi Persian clover stimulates companion summer grasses, and it produces an abundance of volunteer seeds, allowing for natural reseeding. Uniquely different cell walls enable Mihi Persian Clover to be more digestible than red clover or alfalfa and extend the grazing season in southern pastures. Extended high carrying capacity is possible in the spring months, with better growth during winter/early spring months than white clovers on less fertile soils. The nutritional value of Mihi Persian Clover is better than cereal straws and can meet the requirements of adult buffalos. Find reduced feed costs in finishing pigs by supplementing up to 10% of a cereal-soybean meal without effects on weight gain.
Warmer locations prefer Mihi Persian Clover to Alfalfa because cuttings occur early enough to sow cereal crops. Able to improve pest and disease control, reduce fertilizer usage, and enhance other crop yields in rotation, Persian clover also has an allelopathic effect on germinating weeds. It will attract flower flies that reduce aphid outbreaks in vegetable crops. Rich in protein and minerals, Mihi Persian Clover contains relatively low levels of fiber and lignin.
Mihi Persian Clover is not suited to permanent pasture usage; however, seeding with other self-reseeding legumes will create a long-lasting pasture. Herbage mass will decline over time, and Mihi Persian Clover will mature and will reseed itself if allowed. Grazing should occur early, or grasses in the sward may have growth stunted.
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