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Red Clover (Trifolium pratense L.)


  • Yield based on 2 harvests/season
  • Seeds/pound: 275,000
  • Seeding rate: 6-8 lbs pure live seed/acre
  • Seeding date: frost seed, early spring, or late summer before August 15
  • Two to three harvests per season possible
  • Use in pasture mixtures, with rotational grazing
  • Persistent if allowed to reseed


  • good quality possible
  • well adapted to acid or variable drained soils
  • easy and fast to establish
  • good first year yields


  • generally does not persist after 2 growing seasons
  • lower yielding than alfalfa
  • can cause bloat

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