Clovers are an excellent source of nitrogen and can double as a quality forage.
Clovers are an excellent source of nitrogen and can double as a quality forage. They are good as a soil builder, weed suppressor and for erosion control. Clovers can be frost seeded and work well mixed with other cover crops such as small grains, grasses, radishes, and other legumes.
Clovers can be spring planted by frost seeding or planting with small grains. Use the grass seeding box on the drill.
Clovers can be overseeded into standing corn at last cultivation. Allow 6 to 7 weeks after the application of pre-emergent herbicides like Atrazine. Check the herbicide labels.
Clovers can be broadcast or reel-seeded into beans at leaf yellowing prior to leaf drop.
Red clover will grow well in cooler, moist conditions and will slow down over the summer months. Yellow blossom sweet clover does well in the summer and has the greatest warm weather biomass production of any legume, exceeding even alfalfa.
Berseem (also known as Egyptian Clover) is very fast to establish and produces a huge amount of dry matter. It works well doubling as a cover crop and as a forage, producing 18-28% protein.
- Fast growing summer annual, great smother crop
- Heavy nitrogen producer, 150-200 lbs N
- Broadcast and roll or drill ¼" deep, 8-12 lbs/A
- Works well as a small grain companion
- Kills when temperatures are below 20°
Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover
- Summer biannual with very deep root system
- Great subterranean nutrient scavenger
- 5000 lbs/A dry matter first year, roots to 5 feet deep
- Winter hardy and very drought tolerant
- Seed 8-15 lbs/A