White sweet clover – the plants grow tall, can be grown as a mono-crop or sown in summer or buckwheat. As an inland, under favorable conditions, autumn can begin to overshadow summer. When sowing green manure, it is advisable to flatten or otherwise crush the stalks and mass, and then separate them (as mentioned – green mass forms a lot, when the stalks are hard and strong, they have about 10% fiber). The first grass must be mowed not too low (the stubble is not less than 20 cm), then the second white sweet clover grass will bloom more abundantly. White sweet clover seeds are very hard, when using their own seed, for better and more uniform germination, it is advisable to “grind” them by passing them through a clover grater. The plant has the ability to “sit down” – i.e. scatters seeds and thus spreads in perennial vegetation.
Use: a great plant to grow for green manure. Grows a lot of mass, accumulates nitrogen in it and in the roots. A nectar source, willingly visited by bees. Medicinal plant. There are proposals to grow this plant for energy purposes, for biogas, because it produces a lot of green mass.
Cultivation features: it grows best in sandy, loamy and clay soils. When growing in light soils or acidic soil, it is not so productive, poor. A sufficient amount of moisture is important for white sweet clover both during germination and during growth in the first year. After forming a sufficient root system (strong lateral roots), barberry is resistant to drought. It is not advisable to sow in autumn, because if it germinates, it freezes during the winter. When sowing in the field, where the bark beetles have not grown, it is recommended to cover the seeds with preparations of nodule bacteria (nitragin).