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Medium Red Clover One Pound
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Product Description

Medium red clover (also known as double-cut)

is a short-lived perennial, 2-3 years and usually

produces 2-3 cuttings of hay

or silage per year with the most aggressive

growth in the spring. Medium red clover is an

aggressive establisher and can be

seeded alone or in mixtures with grasses, frost

or dormant seeded into an existing stand.

Medium red clover is a short-lived perennial used to supply nitrogen. Unlike other legumes, it fixes a lot of nitrogen even in high-nitrogen soils. It has shade tolerance so it can be overseeded into small grains and incorporated in May of the following year. Since red clover seedlings tend to be slow growing, it benefits from a nurse crop. It forms tap roots and is useful for remediation of compacted soils. Red clover is also good for weed suppression.

Medium red clover prefers cool weather conditions. This crop is well-adapted a wide range of soil types and conditions.

Medium red clover tolerates wet conditions better than vetch. It can be overseeded on small grains and if the soil is not

crusted, it can be overseeded in vegetable crops with no additional preparation to the land.

Seeding Rate Drill or broadcast at 10 lb/ac. For a nurse crop, mix 2/3 annual ryegrass with 1/3 medium red clover, sow 20-25 lb/ac. After seeding, roll the ground to improve seed-to-soil contact but do not break up soil aggregates.

Seeding Date February–March for frost seeding. April–September. Clover can be seeded with turf grass or small grains.

Maintenance Mow medium red clover during the summer of the first year. It can be seeded between established rows, reducing soil compaction in well-traveled areas.

Plant 10-20 lbs. of seed per acre, no deeper than 1/4".