S. E. McGregor U.S. Department of Agriculture. Red clover is used as forage, soil improvement and cover crop. The seeding rate for Ball clover is 2-3 lbs per acre broadcast. Cut for hay just before seedheads are formed or immediately after seeds are harvested. Companion plants: Crimson clover, white clover, ball clover, wild winter peas, annual lespedeza, and sericea. During early spring surface soil moisture is usually more favorable for seed germination. To use red clover as a cover crop, the plant is sown in late summer or early fall. Management: Do not graze during the establishment year. Seed balls make it easier to plant seeds, especially if you're sowing small seeds that are difficult to see and handle. The plant is said to have originated from a wild strain native to Syria, Lebanon and Israel which is now extinct. Balansa Clover: Balansa clover is a cold-tolerant annual clover … In the proper growing environment, ladino clover can persist for four to five years, particularly in northern climates. Re: Ball Clover Post by 1982vett » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:07 am We have gotten rain the last two weekends.....Last week (Tuesday - Thursday) I "ran hard" fertilizing, cutting in fertilizer and planting … The plant is not tolerant of extreme heat or cold but thrives in moderately dry to extremely wet regions. As a forage crop, red clover is seeded in spring sometimes alone and sometimes with a companion crop such as oats. Ball clover (Trifolium nigrescens Viv.) Ball Clover: Ball clover is a low-growing winter annual clover. Grazer’s Select and Don are currently the only varieties of ball clover available. This prevents using ball clover for hay and makes harvesting seed difficult unless it is grazed before flowering. Red Clover – Red clover is a cool-season legume that is classified as a biennial with a two-year lifespan, but with proper management it can persist for three or more years in the mid-South and northern states. Symbol of luck, white clover is no longer a ‘weed’ and considered as a useful plant: Used as a cover crop, grass replacement, green manure, decorative ground cover, attractive to honey bees, with edible and medicinal uses. Graze and mow only to control competitive grasses and weeds until a complete sod is formed. Seed costs per acre are usually lower, management entails only one species, and crop growth ... Ball clover Trifolium nigrescens 0.25 -0.5 2 -4 09/15 - 11/30 09/15 - 11/30 Plant on soils with good moisture, does not have good drought tolerance. Berseem clover plants are also quite attractive in … Planting, management, and termination of a monotypic stand is easier when compared to a mixture. Grazer, Select and Don are the recommended Ball clover varieties. Overall, ball clover appeared to have the most complete set of favorable attributes in this environment (i.e. Red clover lives only two years, growing quickly in spring and subsiding in winter. Growing and planting white clover is easy and requires minimal attention. Use one finished seed ball per small container, or use the balls to plant … Berseem clover is a non-bloating, winter annual that does well in South Georgia. If not cut or grazed, ball clover stems can grow up to 3 feet and are prostrate to partially erect, often forming a thick mat. Ball clover has Planting warm season species in the early spring can help avoid this problem. Coating seeds with clay also protects them from being washed away by rain or eaten by birds. It resembles intermediate white clover. It has excellent reseeding ability. Ball clover produces yellow-white flowered seed heads that look similar to white clove and has long, branched stems. 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