Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover

CSLG153
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Clover

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Legumes

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Sweet clovers warm weather biomass production is only rivaled by alfalfa of all forage legumes. With careful management, sweet clover…

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.

Basic Info

Maturity (Days)
N/A
Seeds/lb
180000
C/N at Maturity
Low
Growth Habit
Upright
Root Type/Depth
Shallow Taproot
Cold Kill (F)
-30
Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
2 - 4

Use and Characteristics

N Fix Potential
80-150
Lasting Residue
Good
Palatibility
Very Good
Hay Harvest
Poor
Regrowth
Fair
Deep Compaction
Excellent
Surface Compaction
Excellent
Weed Suppression
Good
Crimp Kill
Easy

Planting

Plant Depth
1/4 - 1/2"
Min Germ Temp(F)
42
Drilled Seed Rate (lbs/acre)
44053
Broadcast Seed Rate (lb/acre_)
44119

Tolerance

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