Byron’s Clover Mix can be added to any grass mix or established stands to increase quality summer performance with clover introduction. All clovers in this mix are improved varieties to give the producer better quality and tonnage.
- 70% red clover 30% ladino clover
- Improved verities
- Excellent mix to introduce clovers into pastures
- Great from north to south
- High yielding mix
Byron’s Clover Mix
Byron’s Clover Mix is a legume that is widely grown throughout the United States as a hay or forage crop. Byron’s Clover Mix does better than alfalfa in areas with low soil pH or fertility, and poor soil drainage. Improved red clovers are a fast-starting, highly productive and more persistent than older common types. Byron’s Clover Mix is a short-lived perennials that will persist 3 to 4 years. Byron’s Clover Mix can be used in haying or grazing systems. In side-by-side trials Byron’s Clover Mix has had higher RFQ’s (more digestibility) than alfalfa in fermented or dried forages and approximately twice the level of bypass protein. Byron’s Clover Mix is more drought tolerant and productive than White Clover and usually not quite as high quality.
Byron’s Clover Mix production during the second year is generally higher than during either the first or third years. The weather influences red clover growth much more than deeper-rooted alfalfa. If summer rainfall is good, clover may be cut about every 35 to 40 days. Growth should be removed after “freeze-down”. Leaving the growth on a field during fall and winter can kill the stand. Byron’s Clover Mix stands that are one year old or older should be cut three or four times in a season. Harvesting in drought conditions will also thin stands. When grazing Byron’s Clover Mix, turn livestock in when plants are 6-8″ tall and remove them when 3-4″ of the plants remain. Given plants do not self pollinate, insects play a critical role – bumble bees are particularly effective.
Byron’s Clover Mix can be sown by itself or in mixtures with small grains, alfalfa, and/or cool season grasses. Planting depth should be 0.25 to 0.50 inches. Byron’s Clover Mix can also be established by frost seeding (broadcasting on frozen or snow-covered ground), allowing the freezing and thawing work the seed into the soil. Byron’s Clover Mix requires soil pH to be 6.0 or higher. Byron’s Clover Mix is responsive to phosphorus and potassium, apply to soil testing recommendations. For best results, do not expose to sunlight and plat within 12 hours of inoculating.
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