Crimson Clover (Dixie) - OMRI Inoculated
Crimson Clover (Dixie) - OMRI Inoculated

Crimson Clover (Dixie) - OMRI Inoculated

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Seeding Rate: 10-20 lbs/acre

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Crimson clovers spring growth can rapidly produce a large amount of biomass. Crimson can grow at lower temperatures better then almost any other clover species. Maturing earlier in the spring than hairy vetch allows this species to reach its maximum N production sooner. Peak N production occurs during flowering around the middle of May when it is induced by 12 hours of daylight. This species grows great in mixes and fits well into a traditional corn/soybean rotation. Even if the clover is winter killed, it still can produce a thick mulch that reduces erosion, increases infiltration and has been shown to inhibit small seeded weed species from germinating. If desired, crimson clover can be utilized in a rotation that would allow it to reseed the field. The deep, red blossoms are 1/2-1" in length and are renowned for their beauty and nectar production. The flowers attract many pollinators and some very beneficial insects, such as pirate bugs and lady bugs.

Basic Info
Maturity (Days) Seeds/lb C/N at Maturity Growth Habit Root Type/Depth Cold Kill (F) Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
75-100 107200 Low Upright Shallow Taproot -5 1.5 - 3
Use and Characteristics
N Fix Potential Lasting Residue Palatability Hay Harvest Regrowth Deep Compaction Surface Compaction Weed Suppression Crimp Kill
30-90 Fair Excellent Excellent Good Fair Good Good Moderate
Planting
Plant Depth Min Germ Temp(F) Drilled Seed Rate (lbs/acre) Broadcast Seed Rate (lb/acre)
1/4 - 1/2" 42 10-20 20-30
Tolerance
Heat Drought Shade Wet Soil Low Fertility Low pH Soil High pH Salinity High pH Calcareous
Fair Fair Very Good Fair Good Good Fair Fair