Berseem or Egyptian clover is a winter annual legume of major importance to Egyptian agriculture as a principle source of forage and for conserving soil fertility under intensive cropping. Berseem clover is high nutritional quality for animal feed.
Berseem also contributes to soil fertility and improves soil physical characteristics. Its forage is superior to grasses in protein and mineral contents. Also, it cultivates to take forage and seed. Berseem clover is a major seed export crop in Egypt.
Project Starting Date12.01.2016
Project EndIn Progress
Atlas Siwa’s location is ideal for the growth of Berseem, as it requires cool temperatures specially during germination and early growth period. Our farms currently cultivated 50 acres and planned to reach 50 acres by the end of 2018.
Berseem is cultivated in well drained medium to heavy soils, and can only be grown in alkaline soil and not acidic soils. We plough the land deep and prepared flat beds to mix berseem seeds with the soil.
Berseem is regularly sown from 15th October to 15th November and two hand weeding is given every 30 days. After sowing, two light irrigation take place so that the seed does not clot at one side of the bed. Then, subsequent irrigation are given every 15-20 days in winter and 10-12 days in summer. Harvesting can start after 50-60 days of sowing, and other cuttings are obtained at about 40 days interval before flowering. In total, 4-5 cuttings occur up to mid-May.
- Animal Food
- Sustainable production
- Quality and Value animal production
- High value investment