Red clover

Upright short-lived perennial that grows 12-36 inches tall. Has hairy leaves and stems with three leaflets per leaf. Has pink or lavender flowers, and a taproot. There are medium (double-cut) and mammoth (single-cut) types. Medium types flower the year they are seeded and regrow vigorously after cutting. Mammoth types grow slower, maturing about 2 weeks later than medium types. Mammoth types require vernalization to flower and tolerate drought better than medium types.

Managing Cover Crop Profitably Book CoverRed clover: Managing Cover Crops Profitably (SARE Handbook Series Book 9) by Andy Clark (2007, 3rd ed.)


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Eric Lee-Mader, Anne Stine, Jarrod Fowler, Jennifer Hopwood and Mace Vaughanby – Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation with contributions from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

August 2017

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Kim Cassida and Phil Kaatz – Michigan State University Extension

November 2019

Recommended Hay and Pasture Forages For Michigan

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Daren Redfearn and Bruce Anderson – University of Nebraska

December 2016

Is Nitrogen Fixation Oversold with Legume Cover Crops?

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