Dixie Reseeding Crimson Clover Seed (Coated) - Dixie Reseeding Crimson Clover is a reseeding annual clover developed by the Georgia Experiment Station at Griffin, GA. It is commonly seen growing in Southeastern interstate highway medians. It is very tolerant of soil acidity, but not poor drainage. Dixie Crimson Clover is great for overseeding horse and cattle pastures in the early fall with rye grass. Dixie Crimson Clover has moderate grazing tolerance. Dixie Crimson Clove is a good source of nutrition for livestock and wildlife throughout norther Florida and central to southern Georgia.
Planting Rate: 20-25 lbs. per acre
Planting Depth: 1/4 - 3/8 inch
Planting Time: Fall & Winter
Type: Reseeding Perennial
Application: Wildlife Food Plots, Cattle Forage, Decorative ground cover, Hay
Soil: Medium to High Moisture
Fertilize: 0-20-20 at 200 lbs. per acre
**Dixie Crimson Clover is GMO-free and coated with an OMRI Certified coating.
Crimson clover is best adapted to the heavier, well-drained soils, performing poorly on dry, sandy, and poorly drained sites. Crimson clover produces more forage at low temperatures than other clovers. It is fairly tolerant of soil acidity and is often seeded in mixture with small grains and ryegrass. Crimson clover is also often seeded into warm-season perennial grass pastures (bermudagrass and bahiagrass) and may reseed under some management conditions.
Crimson clover seed should be planted at 20 to 26 pounds of seed per acre. Most improved crimson clover varieties are adapted to Florida conditions, but they vary in spring maturity. Seeds germinate in the fall, and plants produce very little top growth while developing a strong root system, so very little forage is available for grazing before February. Grazing should be delayed until 6-8 inches of growth accumulate. Terminate grazing when plants are 3-5 inches in height. Crimson then grows rapidly until flowering begins about mid-April. Forage is very high quality with both leaves and stems readily consumed. Although it is generally grazed, it may be harvested as high-quality hay or silage. If trying to manage for reseeding, reduce grazing pressure for about three weeks when in full flower.
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