Crimson Clover Cover Crop Plant

Crimson Clover

Crimson clover is a cool season annual legume used as forage, a green manure crop, and for soil conservation. In no-till, strip-till and organic applications, it is used for soil cover and nitrogen fixation; having the ability to provide from 70-140 lbs of nitrogen for the following crop. Crimson Clover offers simple establishment, a higher cold tolerance vs. other clovers, and performance on soils with pH ranges from 4.8-8.2. The suggested pH for Crimson Clover is between 5.8-6.5. Establish Crimson Clover six weeks before frost and expect slow fall growth with rapid spring growth.

Key Benefits

  • Nitrogen Fixation

  • Rapid Spring Growth

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nitrogen Source
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Seeding Rate LBS/A Drilled: 12 – 15
Broadcast: 15 – 18
Aerial: 15 – 18
Seeding Depth 0.25″ – 0.5″
Minimum Germination Temperature 42° F
Interseed Yes
Seeds/LB 149,800

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nitrogen Source
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 12 – 15
Broadcast: 15 – 18
Aerial: 15 – 18
Seeding Depth 0.25″ – 0.5″
Min. Germ. F° 42° F
Interseed Yes
Seeds/LB 149,800