Clover companion grasses

Published 5 June 14

Funded by DairyCo and EBLEX, NIAB are investigating at how different companion grasses perform when grown with white clover.

NIAB research is comparing the performance of white clover with various companion grasses, including the potential changes to sward composition and the impacts of these changes on productivity and quality. This included a range of six Intermediate perennial Ryegrass (IPRG) varieties (three tetraploids and three diploids) accompanied by three Timothy and three Cocksfoot varieties. Grasses were sown with either AberConcord or Crusader white clover varieties.

This summary sheet gives details of the trial work along with results.