Ladino Clover

By: Julie Shoemaker

Facts about Ladino Clover

Scientific name: Trifolium Repens

Type of crop: specialty

Native region: southwest

Primary producing state: California

Brief history: In the 1930's they started the California Ladino Clover Association, which began with sixteen men that planted the crop. They later opened business buildings around the United States to help sell the crop seeds.

Uses: the crop is used mostly to put in animal feed.

Products: animal feed

Opinion on why Ladino Clover is important:

Ladino clover is very important for livestock and other animals that we raise. Ladino Clover is put into their feed and keeps them healthy. It also builds up the soil and makes it better and more healthy.