Organic Medium Red Clover

FAST TO ESTABLISH & PERSISTENT

  • Fast establishment, good recovery, persists 2 to 3 years
  • Economical choice for haying, grazing and cover cropping
  • Variety Not Stated
  • Inoculated and coated with Apex Green Hydroloc (OMRI-listed)

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Organic Medium Red Clover
Performance Table
Species NameDrilledBroadcast/AerialIn MixApprox. Seeds/lbSeeding Date RangeSeeding DepthWinter KillTotal N (Lbs/Acre/Yr)
Organic Medium Red Clover8-1215-182-5272,000Feb-May, Aug¼ - ½ inch70-150
Organic Crimson Clover12-2025-302-5150,000June-Sept¼ - ½ inchYes55-130
Organic Mammoth Red Clover8-1215-182-5272,000Feb-May, Aug¼ - ½ inchNo70-150
Organic Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover8-12152-5259,000Feb-May, Aug¼ - ½ inch90-170
Organic Hairy Vetch (Northern Origin)25-3035-4010-1516,000Aug-Oct½ - 1 inchYes70-200
Organic Blackeyed Cowpeas50-75NA25-352,000June-Aug½ - 1 inchYes150

RED CLOVER

Red clover establishes easily and rapidly but isn’t as drought-tolerant or winter-hardy as alfalfa.

 

Best Use:

Pasture, haylage, dry hay or cover crop

Adaptation:

Red clover grows on wet and low pH soils that won’t support alfalfa. Better adapted to heavier soils.

Pasture & Hay

  • Difficult to dry as hay but improved varieties (Ruby Red, Freedom) dry down faster
  • Can cause livestock bloat when heavy stands are grazed

Planting Date:

February – May, July 15 – August 30. Can be frost-seeded.

Seeding:

8-12 lbs/acre straight; 2-5 lbs/acre in a mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼” to ½” deep.

Cutting/Grazing

  • Medium red clovers recover after being cut unlike mammoth red clover
  • Don’t cut after September 1 in the seeding year to allow for overwintering
  • Graze or cut for hay when 25% – 50% of the red clover stand blooms
  • Leave at least 2″ growth after each harvest

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