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Clover?

Old 04-08-2020, 06:15 AM
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Yesterday I was taking samples for a soil test in my clover plots and I noticed a lot of bare ground. The plot will be 3 years old this August. In the last two years I was able to frost seed more Biological non typical clover into the plot.

I was unable to frost seed this year so I was thinking hopefully by May if the stores open up I would buy more clover seed. I am sure MMRB would give me sound advise on this.

I was planning on just riding over the clover plot with my cultipacker and seeding with more clover or just disc this under and replant in August.
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Old 07-23-2020, 08:08 AM
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I just wanted to update this post because my clover plot has never looked better.

Around the first week in May, I added more Biologic clover and sprayed Post Plus to kill and grasses & then lightly cultipacked. The third week in June, I applied Slay mixed with a little more Post plus and sprayed the plot. Last weekend on July 18, I mowed the plot to keep on top of some of the weeds that stated to grow.

BTW my soil test came back with a PH over 6.5 and no lime or fertilizer was needed.

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Old 07-23-2020, 11:40 AM
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good to hear and I am sorry I some how missed this when you first posted things,. or I would have replied

weeds are one of the hardest things to keep out of clover plots, mowing works for some, but for me its been spraying that is all that ever worked for me

and its very important IMO, to keep maintaining soil PH in clover plots, I typically top dress every winter allowing more time for lime to get into soil while things freeze thaw and clover is dormant!


and Typically when you let them go to seed they will re seed themselves for many yrs, but it never hurts to help seed any bare spots
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Old 10-29-2020, 03:22 AM
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Clover may be the best all-round food production base. There are several varieties of it, but the most popular types, such as Latino and crimson clover, are attractive and nutritious to pollinators such as deer, turkey, rabbits, and bees.
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