Alsike Clover

Alsike Clover is a palatable, short-lived perennial that does well on low, poorly drained acid soil.

Alsike Clover can be used in mixtures to sow on lowlands for hay or pasture.

Alsike Clover will tolerate flooding for longer periods, but it may be killed out if drought periods become prolonged.

Alsike Clover is very palatable to all grazing animals. Use it in mixtures to sow on lowlands for hay or pasture. Alsike Clover will tolerate flooding for longer periods, but it may be killed off if drought periods become prolonged.

Establishment
Alsike responds well to phosphate, potash and lime. Any needed fertilizer should be incorporated during seedbed preparation whenever possible. Soil pH should be brought up to at least 6.0 when a new stand is established. Soil should be firmed around the seed by using a drill with packer wheels or by cultipacking after seeding. Weedy competition needs to be controlled until the stand is established.

Management
Alsike Clover provides excellent nesting cover when planted in grass mixtures. The tendency to lodge is also reduced when grown with tall, upright growing grasses. Alsike usually produces only one cutting of hay per season. Harvest the hay when in full bloom. Limited grazing is OK during late fall on fields cut for hay. Like other palatable forage species, rest is necessary for the plant to recover from grazing. The grazing period should not exceed 7 days followed by a rest of at least 21 days. Rest periods should be extended if the growing season is slower. As with other legumes and palatable forage species, rotations are necessary to maintain vigor.

Product Type: Clover

Producer: (None)

Inoculated: Yes

Treated: No

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Price
50lb. bag $130.00


Planting Rates
Stand alone7-8
In mix1-3
Rates are lbs. per acre




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