Sweetclovers

Upright annual or biennial that grows 1.5 – 7 feet tall. Has serrated leaflet edges with three leaflets per leaf. Has white or yellow flowers and as extensive taproot. The white-flowered sweetclover (M. alba) is talker, coarser-stemmed, and has coarser leaves than the yellow-flowered type (M. officinalis). Yellow sweetclover is more drought tolerant, more vigorous as a seedling, flowers earlier, and has spreading growth.

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


Cover Crops and Pollinators

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

Cover Crops and Pollinators

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Is Nitrogen Fixation Oversold with Legume Cover Crops?

Daren Redfearn and Bruce Anderson – University of Nebraska

December 2016

Is Nitrogen Fixation Oversold with Legume Cover Crops?

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Grazing Management: Toxic Plants (Cover Crops)

Jaymelynn Farney, Doug Shoup, Dave Rethorst DVM, Dale Blasi, John Holman – Kansas State University

February 2016

Grazing Management: Toxic Plants (Cover Crops)

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