Microclover® A tough, attractive green sward CONTENTS dlf-trifolium seeds & science the turf revolution growing conditions companion grasses wear tolerant experiences with microclover sustainable cost effective improved visual merit 2 2 3 3 3 5 6 6 6 DLF-TRIFOLIUM SEEDS & SCIENCE DLF-TRIFOLIUM closely focuses on the demands of customers as well as on the latest trends in the grass seed and clover markets. Offering one of the world’s largest research and breeding programmes in turf, DLF-TRIFOLIUM is working continually to improve the quality and reliability of all its varieties. To ensure these varieties meet the needs of the marketplace, they are tested in a worldwide trialing network to assess their adaptation to different environmental conditions and uses. DLF-TRIFOLIUM is the world’s largest producer and distributor of grass seed, with subsidiaries in Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, UK, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, United States, China and New Zealand. From such a worldwide distributor network, customers can expect the best service and support. Just like the players sports turf surfaces are always under a lot of pressure. A recent breakthrough in breeding has made it possible to ease this pressure. This revolution in sports turf involves tiny clovers, Microclover®, which are now welcomed in turf due to their many benefits. Microclover® (Trifolium repens) is a leguminous species. Legumes can fix nitrogen from the air. This N-fixation takes place in root nodules that are formed by the symbiotic Rhizobium bacteria. The continuous process of parts of the roots dying and degenerating means that the accumulated nitrogen is made available to the surrounding grass plants. Microclover® also produces stolons so that it can spread itself evenly over the pitch. Adding 5% of Microclover® to the turf seed mixture will result in a much-improved pitch.
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