Crimson Clover

Management and recommendations

  • Test soil and follow lime and fertilizer recommendations
  • Soil pH should be 6.0 to 7.0
  • Plan acreage needed (0.5 to 0.8 acre/cow+calf)
  • Graze or hay warm-season grasses to about two inch height before planting
  • Disturb sod with light disking and plant 20 lbs/acre
  • Crimson clover will provide grazing from mid-February to late May
  • Will also provide about 100 lb nitrogen/acre that will be available to
    warm-season grasses through nutrient cycling
  • Can be managed for reseeding by terminating grazing about April 15

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