Performance of Berseem Clover (Trifolium alexandrinum L.) as a Companion Crop1
- C. J. Nelson,
- A. R. Schmid and
- C. H. Cuykendall2
Berseen clover as a spring-seeded companion crop was erratic in performance. Some seedings gave good forage yields of clover hay with good establishment of underseeded alfalfa, while annual weeds took over in other seedings. Berseem clover performed better in early spring seedings than in late seedings and better at 20 pounds per acre seeding rate than at 10 or 15 pounds per acre. High temperatures appeared to reduce the growth of clover allowing increased growth of annual weeds. Early spring-seeded clover harvested for hay at the bud stage contained about 15% crude protein.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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