Early spring is ideal time for frost seeding red clover

New fact sheet explains the benefits and process for frost seeding red clover into wheat.

Mid-March to early April is the ideal time to frost seed red clover into wheat.  To learn more about this practice, a new fact sheet, Using red clover as a cover crop in wheat, has been written and is available on the Midwest Cover Crops Council website.

The fact sheet covers:

  • The benefits of red clover
  • Frost-seeding red clover
  • Comparison of four seeding dates
  • Red clover influence on suppressing weeds
  • Weed seed predation
  • Seeding, inoculating, and weed control
  • Managing top growth
  • How to kill the clover
  • How much nitrogen credit you can get from red clover.

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