Red Clover is the forage of choice if the land is too wet or too acidic for Alfalfa. Red Clover has some of the best seedling vigor, making it the easiest legume to have successful winter frost seeding if improving existing pasture. Red Clover is a good producing legume and makes high quality feed. Good for short forage rotations and returns a lot of nitrogen to the soil. Plant an improved variety for persistence.
Seed 10#/Acre alone or 5-9#/Acre with grass.
Seeding with grass minimizes bloat potential, aids with drying.
Seed early Spring or late Summer up to August 20 (Legumes require 2 months fall growth).
Seed late Winter or very early Spring for frost seeding (Very dependant on weather, does not always work well).
Cut 2-3 times a season at early flower (about 25% bloom).
ARLINGTON MEDIUM RED CLOVER Improved Variety with High Yield and Longevity
Arlington is an excellent, widely used improved medium red clover variety. It has good yield and improved disease resistance which will increase longevity and productivity. It is very high yielding and tolerant to potato leaf hopper. It will persist 2-3 years and is a real producer. Seed supply is very limited. Preinoculated.
MEDIUM RED CLOVER Great Production, Great Value
Common Medium Red Clover. Great for short rotations. Two years production: Seed with a grain or ryegrass to cut first year, second year 2-3 cuttings clover. Vigorous re-growth, good yield. Excellent source of Nitrogen. Variety Not Stated. Preinoculated.
MAMMOTH RED CLOVER Good Plowdown Crop
A single cut clover used primarily as plowdown or in temporary seedings. Mammoth produces a larger first cutting than Medium Red Clover but has less re-growth. A dense stand of Mammoth will add 70-150 lb Nitrogen per acre.
WHITE DUTCH CLOVER White Dutch Clover is a medium type white clover and is adapted to soils with fine to medium texture that are well to poorly drained. It tolerates flooding and is winter hardy. White Dutch Clover is almost always used in a mix with a grass for pasture. White clover readily re-seeds itself. Do not confuse White Dutch Clover with small “wild clover” that grows in your lawn or pasture. Seed as a mixture 1-3#/Acre.
LADINO CLOVER Ladino is a large type of white clover– with larger leaves, longer petioles, and is more productive than medium types of white clover. Ladino is used in pasture mixes and wildlife mixes. Deer and Turkeys love it. Ladino establishes well and can be very aggressive. Ladino may increase bloat hazard. Seed as a mixture 1-3#/Acre. Not as winter hardy as White Dutch Clover.
ALSIKE CLOVER Short-lived perennial (3-4 years) that tolerates wet and acidic soils better than alfalfa and slightly better than red clover. It is often used in a mix or with grass (mostly timothy). In a pure stand, Alsike will lodge and is difficult to cure for hay. Alsike, like other legumes will provide nitrogen to grass. Seed as a mixture 1-3#/Acre.
SWEET CLOVER Biennial clover used as a plowdown, cover crop, or in temporary seeding.
Werner seed company