PLANTING

PLANTING DATES MAP

Frosty Berseem Clover Planting Dates
Frosty Berseem Clover Map

PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS

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Seeding rateMono-culture
15 lbs. per acre
IN MIXES
5-7 LBS. per acre
mono-culture
25 lbs. per acre
in mixes
12-16 lbs. per acre
planting depth1/4 inchEnsure good seed to soil contact
ideal soilPrefers slightly alkaline
loam and silty soils with
a of pH 6+
Prefers slightly alkaline
loam and silty soils with
a of pH 6+

POSSIBLE USES

COVER CROP

High nitrogen fixation (over 100 lbs./A) and low hard seed for organic or non-organic farming

IMPROVE ALFALFA STANDS

Frosty Berseem Clover has a synergistic relationship with alfalfa. The synergistic relationship between berseem clover and alfalfa make the legume an effective companion crop due to its rapid summer growth, notable nitrogen fixation and similar appearance.

OVERSEED INTO ALFALFA

Alfalfa produces autotoxins that suppress the growth of young alfalfa seedlings in existing stands. However, research found a seeded mixture of 80 percent alfalfa to 20 percent berseem clover can significantly improve the quality and yield of forage.

SHORT-SEASON FORAGE CROP (NON-BLOATING LEGUME)
  • Northern States – Late Spring/Summer
  • Southern States – Late fall/winter/early spring production

FOOD PLOTS

In trials at MSU Deer Lab in Mississippi 2014-2015, no other clover drew in the deer like Frosty Berseem. Frosty attracted four times more deer than the next leading competitor!

ALFALFA HAY/SILAGE CROPS

Thicken declining alfalfa stands or fill in winter-killed alfalfa fields

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The coating used for Frosty Berseem Clover is purple. If it's not purple it's not Frosty.