Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover - OMRI Nitro Coat

Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover - OMRI Nitro Coat

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Seeding Rate: 8-10 lbs/acre

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Sweet clovers warm weather biomass production is only rivaled by alfalfa of all forage legumes. With careful management, sweet clover provides an excellent forage for livestock. Sweet clovers first year of biomass reaches 18-24" tall but provides forage of equivalent quality and palatability as alfalfa. With proper management, the second years growth can reach 5' tall but the forage consist lower quality, stemmy vegetation. Grazing and/or haying the second year forage should not allow crop height to exceed 2', to preserve forage quality. Sweet clover residue release allelopathic chemicals during decomposition which are known to suppress various common weed species such as kochia.

When is the right time to plant? Compare the germination temperature listed below to your soil temperature. Read this article for more info: When Can I Start Planting?

Basic Info
Maturity (Days) Seeds/lb C/N at Maturity Growth Habit Root Type/Depth Cold Kill (F) Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
Biennial 180000 Low Upright Shallow Taproot -30 2 - 4
Use and Characteristics
N Fix Potential Lasting Residue Palatability Hay Harvest Regrowth Deep Compaction Surface Compaction Weed Suppression Crimp Kill
80-150 Good Very Good Poor Fair Excellent Excellent Good Difficult
Plant Depth Min Germ Temp(F) Drilled Seed Rate (lbs/acre) Broadcast Seed Rate (lb/acre)
1/4 - 1/2" 42 8-10 10-15
Heat Drought Shade Wet Soil Low Fertility Low pH Soil High pH Salinity High pH Calcareous
Very Good Excellent Fair Fair Excellent Fair Good Excellent