Cyclone II Red Clover Seed has proven its potential throughout the Northeast and into the South and Northwest. Cyclone II has outperformed numerous other brands of Red Clover in consistency of yield, persistence and performance for grazing or hay. With early spring green up with semi-erect plant growth, strong disease and pest resistance package with resistance to anthracnose, powdery mildew and common crown rots. In addition it has a long stand life and fast recovery.
- Fast recovery
- Grazing or Hay type
- Long stand life
- High yield
Cyclone II Red Clover
Cyclone II Red Clover is a legume that is widely grown throughout the United States as a hay or forage crop. Cyclone II Red Clover does better than alfalfa in areas with low soil pH or fertility, and poor soil drainage. Cyclone II Red Clover is a short-lived perennial that will persist 3 to 4 years. Cyclone II Red Clover can be used in haying or grazing systems. In side-by-side trials Cyclone II Red Clover has had higher RFQ’s (more digestibility) than alfalfa in fermented or dried forages and approximately twice the level of bypass protein. Cyclone II Red Clover is more drought tolerant and productive than White Clover and usually not quite as high quality.
Cyclone II Red Clover 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, Cyclone II Red 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. Cyclone II Red Clover 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 Cyclone II Red Clover, 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.
Cyclone II Red Clover 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. Cyclone II Red Clover 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. Cyclone II Red Clover requires soil pH to be 6.0 or higher. Cyclone II Red Clover 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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