WINTER HARDY & BEATS THE BLOAT
- The birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) is a deep-rooted, winter-hardy perennial legume with yellow blossoms.
- Does not cause bloat when grazed
- Holds its leaves at maturity better than clovers and alfalfa but challenging to dry and harvest for hay
- Good N fixer
- Slow establishment and potentially invasive habits
- Requires inoculant for proper nodulation for nitrogen fixation
Best Use: Grazing, long-term pasture, or cover plant for roadsides, ditches, and wildlife
Adaptation: Tolerant of poorly drained, saline, acidic or alkaline soils
Management: Allow self-seeding every 3 years to maintain stand life.
Planting Date: February – May, July 15 – August 30. Can be frost-seeded.
Seeding: Drill 2-4 lbs/acre in a mix, 6-10 lbs/acre straight ¼ in. deep or broadcast and roll
$38.50 – $310.00