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Topics : Species and Forage Variety Trials : Species Fact Sheets : Red Clover

Species: Red Clover

Additional red clover information via the Forage Information System (FIS)


Red Clover Summary

Red clover is a short-lived perennial which is adapted to wetter and lower pH soils than alfalfa. It is a vigorous establisher and good yielder in the establishment year. It is very well suited for use as the forage legume in short rotations with corn. However, difficulties drying the herbage enough under Pennsylvania weather to safely bale has been a deterrent to its wide spread use. Red clover use for silage production will circumvent that problem.