Berseem clover

Species: Berseem clover (Trifolium alexandrinum L.)
Cultivars: Bigbee
Origin: Mediterranean region
Use: Grazing, pasture
Description:
General:Life Span: 2-3 feet tall, erect growth. Very similar to arrowleaf clover, watermark not as prevalent.
Annual
Adaptation:
pH:
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Drainage:
6.0-8.0
Loam, clay loam, good tolerance to poor drainage, river bottoms.
Lacks cold tolerance; (not adapted to north Texas).
Tolerates temporary flooding (4-5 days).
Management:
Seeding Rate:
Planting Date:
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Production:
10-15 lb PLS/A
September-November
<0.25 inch
$17.50-20.00/A
March-June
3000-5000 lb/A
Notes:
  • Very low bloat potential.
  • Low percentage of hard seed (poor reseeder).
  • Excellent seedling vigor.
  • Early forage production.
  • Inoculate with Rhizobia bacteria specific to berseem clover (Type R).
  • Used as a green manure crop in mid-west.

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