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Sweet Clover (Melilotus officianalis)
N Fixing biennial. Fast to establish from May sowings. Strong rooting plant for soil structure improvement. Must be effectively destroyed to avoid volunteers. br> br> Culture (rhizobium bacteria) to initiate nodulation is considered essential. This relatively simple process is done on the day of sowing.
Persistence (0-10 Years)
Yield (0-20 T DM/Ha)
Grazing Suitability (1-5)
Cutting Suitability (1-5)
Sweet clover (also known as yellow blossom) is a tall biennial plant. There are two forms, one white flowered and one yellow, with little difference between them. Once established it is aggressive, producing a large tap root and significant biomass.