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Trifolium pratense Cool season legume cover crop.
Actually a short-lived perennial with strong re-seeding ability. Often interseeded with grains and irrigated to make a honey and seed crop after grain harvest.
Note to Certified Organic Growers: This is conventional seed, but all seeds are coated with Nitro-Coat Organic, which is an OMRI listed coating. This coating uses all organic ingredients: the proper rhizobacteria, a Calcium Carbonate coating that is naturally water absorbing to speed seed germination, and an OMRI listed organic adhesive.
- Application Rate: 0.25- 0.5" deep at 0.5-1 lb/1000 sq ft or 15-20 lb/acre
- Inoculant: None needed, is nitrocoated
- Germination: 5-10 Days
- Plant Height: 18"
- Uses: Blossoms are edible and medicinal. High yields, good Nitrogen fixation (to 140 lb/acre), feed palatability, and exceptional beneficial insect habitat. Usually covered with honeybees, beneficial wasps, and tachnid and syrphid flies.
- Facts to Note: Plant in areas with moderate temperatures and on soils with high Calcium content. Widely adaptable. Do not plant on poorly drained soil. Once established, tolerates temperatures to -20°F. Seed in fall or spring (for cold areas).