Berseem Clover

CHARACTERISTICS
Planting Rate 5-10 LBS per Acre
Plant Height 2-3 FT
Seed Count 160,000 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Trifolium alexandrinum
Yield 2 to 4 tons/ac
Life Cycle Annual
Environment Full Sun-Partial Shade
Preferred Sites Mesic
Flower Color Yellowish White
Pollinator Value Good
Grazing Value Excellent
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Description

Berseem Clover

 

Berseem clover is an annual forage legume suitable for hay, green chop, or as a green manure soil improvement crop. This clover also known as Egyptian clover makes an excellent cover crop and looks very similar to alfalfa with comparable forage qualities.

 

  • Harvest at 15 inches
  • Leave a stubble of at least 3 inches
  • Harvest to before blooming to maximize yields
  • Re-growth will be somewhat limited if it is cut after it has completed blooming
  • Excellent grazing for young livestock because of its high protein
  • Also excellent grazing forage for September/October period
  • Livestock must eat the Berseem clover fast enough so it isn’t allowed to bloom, or re-growth will be limited
  • Berseem Clover is not supposed to cause bloat
  • Fixes up to 100 pounds of Nitrogen per acre
  • Improves soil conditions when used as a green manure
  • 20-15# per acre, with Oats (3.5 bushel per acre)
  • 10-20# per acre into thinning alfalfa fields
  • Plant very early in the spring for maximum production

 

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