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Alsike Clover
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Alsike Clover (Trifolium hybridum L.)

Characteristics

  • Yield based on 2 harvests/season
  • Seeds/pound: 700,000
  • Seeding rate: 6-10 lbs pure live seed/acre
  • Similar to red clover in growth habit
  • One to two harvests per season possible
  • Best suited to pastures with marginal soils
  • Do not use for horse pasture

Advantages

  • good quality possible
  • very well adapted to acid or variably drained soils
  • easy to establish

Concerns

  • generally does not persist after 2 growing seasons
  • much lower yielding than alfalfa
  • can cause bloat and photosensitization in animals

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