Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover Cover Crop Plant

Yellow Blossom sweet clover is a biennial (2-year) legume that has a deep root system capable of pulling phosphorous and potassium up from the subsoil and redepositing it in the topsoil layer. It is very winter-hardy, drought tolerant, and has an average nitrogen production around 100 lbs/ac. Yellow Blossom sweet clover will produce the greatest summer biomass of any legume in its second production year, but it needs well-drained soils with a neutral pH for optimum growth. It should be noted, however, that Yellow Blossom is a host for soybean cyst nematode.

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Key Benefits

  • Biennial

  • Drought Tolerant

  • High Nitrogen Production

  • Attracts Pollinators

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced 90 – 170 LBS/AC
Seeding Rate LBS/A Drilled: 6 – 10
Broadcast: 7 – 11
Aerial: 7 – 12
Seeding Depth ¼” – ¾”
Minimum Germination Temperature 42° F
Interseed Early & Late
Seeds/LB 250,000 – 260,000

Corn Plantings

Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
Accent 75DF/Steadfast75DF nicosulfuron/nicosulfuron + rimsulfuron 0.66 oz/0.75 oz 21
Atrazine 4L atrazine 1-2 qt 15-90
Balance Pro 4L/Balance Flexx 2L isoxaflutole 3 fl oz/6 fl oz 50 – 120
Callisto 4L (includes Acuron, Acuron Flexi, Hales GT, Harness Max, Instigate, Lexar, Lumax, Resicore, Revulin, Solstice, Zemax, etc.) mesotrione 3-6 fl oz 10 – 50 Sequential applications increase the potential for injury
Capreno 3.45SC tembotrione + thiencarbazone 3 fl oz 15
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan) dicamba 16-24 fl oz 5-14 Wait 120 days
Corvus 2.63SC isoxaflutole + thiencarbazone 5.6 fl oz 50-120
Harmony 50WDG thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due) tembotrione 3 fl oz 14 Field bioassay recommended
Metribuzin 75DF (Sencor) metribuzin 0.33 lb ai 14-60
Peak 57WG (and Spirit) prosulfuron 1 oz 9-152
Permit/Sandea 75DF halosulfuron ⅔ oz 9-27
Prowl H2O 3.8CS pendimethalin 3 pt 44 Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover
Python 80WDG (Hornet and SureStart flumetsulam 1 oz 14-120
Simazine 4L (Princep) simazine 1-2 qt 60
Stinger 3S (Hornet, Resicore, SureStart) clopyralid 5 oz 40

Soybean Plantings

Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
Authority 75DF (Authority First, BroadAxe, Sonic, Spartan) Sulfentrazone 4 oz 32-302
Classic 25DF (Authority XL, Canopy, Envive, Fierce, Fierce XLT, Synchrony, Trivence, Valor XLT, etc.) Chlorimuron 0.5-2 oz 40
FirstRate 84WDG (Authority First, Sonic) Cloransulam 0.3 to 0.6 oz 8-33
Harmony 50WDG Thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days
Metribuzin 75DF (Sencor) Metribuzin 0.33 lb ai 14-60
Prowl H2O 3.8CS Pendimethalin 3 pt 44  Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover
Python 80WDG Flumetsulam 1 oz 14-120 Wait 9 months
Reflex 2E/Flexstar 1.88E (Warrant Ultra) Fomesafen 1.5 pt 100
Scepter 1.5AS Imazaquin 0.66 pt 60-90
Select 2E Clethodim 10 oz 3 Wait 30 days
Valor 51WDG (Afforia, Envive, Fierce, Surveil, Trivence, Valor XLT, etc.) Flumioxazin 2.5 oz 12-20

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced 90 – 170 LBS/AC
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 6 – 10
Broadcast: 7 – 11
Aerial: 7 – 12
Seeding Depth ¼” – ¾”
Min. Germ. F° 42° F
Interseed Early & Late
Seeds/LB 250,000 – 260,000

Corn Plantings

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Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
Accent 75DF/Steadfast75DF nicosulfuron/nicosulfuron + rimsulfuron 0.66 oz/0.75 oz 21
Atrazine 4L atrazine 1-2 qt 15-90
Balance Pro 4L/Balance Flexx 2L isoxaflutole 3 fl oz/6 fl oz 50 – 120
Callisto 4L (includes Acuron, Acuron Flexi, Hales GT, Harness Max, Instigate, Lexar, Lumax, Resicore, Revulin, Solstice, Zemax, etc.) mesotrione 3-6 fl oz 10 – 50 Sequential applications increase the potential for injury
Capreno 3.45SC tembotrione + thiencarbazone 3 fl oz 15
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan) dicamba 16-24 fl oz 5-14 Wait 120 days
Corvus 2.63SC isoxaflutole + thiencarbazone 5.6 fl oz 50-120
Harmony 50WDG thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due) tembotrione 3 fl oz 14 Field bioassay recommended
Metribuzin 75DF (Sencor) metribuzin 0.33 lb ai 14-60
Peak 57WG (and Spirit) prosulfuron 1 oz 9-152
Permit/Sandea 75DF halosulfuron ⅔ oz 9-27
Prowl H2O 3.8CS pendimethalin 3 pt 44 Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover
Python 80WDG (Hornet and SureStart flumetsulam 1 oz 14-120
Simazine 4L (Princep) simazine 1-2 qt 60
Stinger 3S (Hornet, Resicore, SureStart) clopyralid 5 oz 40

Soybean Plantings

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Trade Name Common Name Standard Rate/AC Half-Life (days) Notes
Authority 75DF (Authority First, BroadAxe, Sonic, Spartan) Sulfentrazone 4 oz 32-302
Classic 25DF (Authority XL, Canopy, Envive, Fierce, Fierce XLT, Synchrony, Trivence, Valor XLT, etc.) Chlorimuron 0.5-2 oz 40
FirstRate 84WDG (Authority First, Sonic) Cloransulam 0.3 to 0.6 oz 8-33
Harmony 50WDG Thifensulfuron ⅛ oz 12 Wait 45 days
Metribuzin 75DF (Sencor) Metribuzin 0.33 lb ai 14-60
Prowl H2O 3.8CS Pendimethalin 3 pt 44  Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover
Python 80WDG Flumetsulam 1 oz 14-120 Wait 9 months
Reflex 2E/Flexstar 1.88E (Warrant Ultra) Fomesafen 1.5 pt 100
Scepter 1.5AS Imazaquin 0.66 pt 60-90
Select 2E Clethodim 10 oz 3 Wait 30 days
Valor 51WDG (Afforia, Envive, Fierce, Surveil, Trivence, Valor XLT, etc.) Flumioxazin 2.5 oz 12-20