Red Clover Seeds

red-clover-seeds

Seed Specs

  • Average seed per pound: 272,000
  • Emergence time: 7 days
  • Minimum soil temperature for germination: 41 degrees Fahrenheit

Seeding

  • Drill: 8 – 10 pounds per acre
  • Broadcast with light incorporation: 9 – 11 pounds per acre
  • Aerial or surface seeding: 10 – 12 pounds per acre

Cover Crop Information

Red Clover provides moderate amounts of nitrogen and weed suppression for the next cash crop. It is an excellent soil builder, and has very good forage and grazing values. If not managed properly it can greatly reduce soil moisture if let grown too long in a dry spring for the following cash crop.

There are two types of red clover to consider when the producer wants to maximize the grazing and forage values, medium red clover, and mammoth red clover. Medium red clover is a multi-cut due to its rapid re-growth. It is ideal when wanting to get multiple cuttings off the clover. Mammoth red clover on the other hand is a slower growing variety that produces a large amount of bio-mass for the first cutting, but then is much slower to regrow.

Related Cover Crops