Mihi Persian Clover

An annual forage legume that can be fall seeded for spring growth, Mihi persian clover can be sown as a specialty crop for forage or sown in a mix with oats and annual ryegrass. Either an oat/clover or ryegrass/clover mix will reduce the risk of bloat. Additional bloat control measures are necessary when cattle are grazing pastures of persian clover, but it has not been observed to cause bloat in sheep. Persian clover has become increasingly popular as a high quality and high yielding hay crop when grown in a mix with other annual grasses as a rotation crop. Persian clover is a very palatable and nutritious specie that can be grazed, cut for silage/hay, used for green manure, or a combination. It recovers well from grazing provided it is allowed to attain complete ground cover before being regrazed. Two spring hay cuts are possible. Persian clover is adapted to a range of soils from clay loams to heavy clay soils and is tolerant of both poor drainage and lower pH levels.

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Key Benefits

  • Palatable With Fast Regrowth

  • Fibrous Root System

  • Excellent Growth

  • Great for Pollinators

  • High Protein Feed

Herbicides To Avoid

Corn

  • Atrazine or simazine at >1 lb will be problematic for legumes and mustards unless lots of rain

    • <0.75 lab/A may allow for most legume cover crops, mustards, and annual ryegrass.
    • Atrazine < 1 lb/A can allow cereal grain establishment
  • Mesotrione (Callisto, Lumax, Lexar etc.), flumetsulam (Python) and clopyralid (Stinger, Hornet, SureStart) can be problematic for legumes and mustards like canola and forage radish.

Soybean

  • Chlorimuron (Classic, Canopy, Cloak, etc.), Imazethapyr (Pursuit), and fomesafen (Reflex etc.) could be a problem for fall seeded legume or mustard covers including radish. However, establishment of cereal grains should be OK.

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced 75 – 120 LBS/AC
Seeding Rate LBS/A Drilled: 5 – 6
Broadcast: 7
Aerial: 8 – 9
Seeding Depth ¼” – ½”
Minimum Germination Temperature 52° F
Interseed Late
Seeds/LB 260,000

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced 75 – 120 LBS/AC
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 5 – 6
Broadcast: 7
Aerial: 8 – 9
Seeding Depth ¼” – ½”
Min. Germ. F° 52° F
Interseed Late
Seeds/LB 260,000