Berseem Clover: Balady

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Clover

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Legumes

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Berseem clover produces a non-bloating, high quality forage, that’s more palatable than alfalfa. Berseem forage has been observed to maintain…

Berseem clover produces a non-bloating, high quality forage, that’s more palatable than alfalfa. Berseem forage has been observed to maintain a CP content of 28-30% throughout harvesting regiments, which is slightly higher than crimson clover or alfalfa. Berseem clover has low water requirements and can provide strong biomass recovery after being mowed. A rapidly, consistent stand can be achieved because germination can occur in just 7 days and minimal hard seed counts. This clover produces flowers which are self-sterile so reseeding is not a concern. These flowers do provide a great pollen source, which is highly sought after by honeybees. Berseem can be controlled easily with glyphosate or when planted in colder regions will winterkill. With good shade tolerance, this species can be utilized for interseeding into crop systems or forage mixtures.

Basic Info

Maturity (Days)
N/A
Seeds/lb
150000
C/N at Maturity
Low
Growth Habit
Upright
Root Type/Depth
Shallow Taproot
Cold Kill (F)
20
Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
1.5 - 3

Use and Characteristics

N Fix Potential
60-100
Lasting Residue
Good
Palatibility
Excellent
Hay Harvest
Excellent
Regrowth
Very Good
Deep Compaction
Fair
Surface Compaction
Very Good
Weed Suppression
Good
Crimp Kill
Moderate

Planting

Plant Depth
1/4 - 1"
Min Germ Temp(F)
42
Drilled Seed Rate (lbs/acre)
8-15
Broadcast Seed Rate (lb/acre_)
15-20

Tolerance

Heat
Very Good
Drought
Good
Shade
Very Good
Wet Soil
Good
Low Fertility
Good
Low pH Soil
Good
High pH Salinty
Good
High pH Calcareous
Good