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Trifolium alexandrinum Cool season legume cover crop.
Also called Egyptian alfalfa. Versatile 2' tall legume fixes Nitrogen (200-300 lb/acre) and is a palatable, protein-rich pasture and high quality hay or silage. Remarkably productive (up to 6 cuttings possible per season), with best growth in full sun with regular clipping.
Tolerates most soils, poor drainage, and temperatures to 20°F. Plant late summer to early fall and irrigate up to obtain good fall growth. Can suppress small-seeded vegetables up to 1 month after incorporation. Plant at 15-20 lb/acre, 1 lb/1500 sq ft, 0.5 deep.
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.
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