Crimson Red Clover- Annual
Anyone ever plant this? I got the itch to try something different in my fall plot this year. Here is what PSU says about it.
Crimson clover is a legume, and fixes substantial amounts of nitrogen, although not as much as hairy vetch. It grows fast in the fall and, therefore, does not profit much from a companion seeded with it. Just like vetch and annual ryegrass, it may winterkill if established too early in the fall. For greatest success, plant by September 1st in the central, and September 15th in the southern parts of the state. Drill 15 pounds per acre of seed, 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep. It's then likely to provide at least 80 pounds per acre nitrogen for next years' summer crop. Use crimson/berseem Rhizobium inoculant.
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