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Birdsfoot Trefoil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reeds Canarygrass

  • Less palatable due to higher alkaloid content. Also the common variety has less vigorous growth.

Emerald Crown Vetch

  • A legume used to control erosion and stabilize road banks and terraces
  • Can be used for pasture but will not tolerate close grazing
  • A perennial that needs little topsoil or mowing
  • Dense, complex root system chokes out weeds and builds topsoil
  • Produces lush, green, fire-resistant foliage and colorful blossoms that persist from early summer to fall
  • Planting rate per acre: Alone 10-15 lbs
  • Planting rate per acre: In a Mix 5-10 lbs
  • Planting depth: ½”

Hairy Vetch

  • A vigorous growing legume that is used mostly as a plow-down for green manure
  • Sometimes seeded in corn at the last cultivation or planted with fall rye grain in the fall
  • Planting rate per acre: Alone 25-40 lbs
  • Planting rate per acre: In a Mix 15-20 lbs
  • Planting depth: ½”-1”

Marathon Reeds Canarygrass

  • A highly palatable variety (low alkaloid) of Reed Canarygrass
  • A tall-growing, perennial grass
  • Well adapted to wet soils and also productive on upland sites
  • Spreads by underground stems (rhizomes) and forms a solid sod
  • Can be harvested as pasture, silage, or hay, whether sown in pure stands or in mixtures with legumes
  • Used most extensively in waterways to control erosion
  • Planting rate per acre: Alone 10-12 lbs
  • Planting rate per acre: In a Mix 4-8 lbs
  • Planting depth: ¼” to ½”

Birdsfoot Trefoil

  • A newer variety of trefoil that shows an intermediate growth habit with rapid regrowth after cutting
  • Yields substantially more than other trefoils
  • Trefoils don’t yield as well as alfalfa for hay or silage but have several advantages: don’t cause bloat, can be grown in poorly-drained or low pH soils, provide late summer feeding in pastures, and persist longer due to the plants reseeding characteristics
  • Trefoils should always be inoculated
  • Planting rate per acre: Alone 5-8 lbs
  • Planting rate per acre: In a Mix 3-5 lbs
  • Planting depth: ¼” to ½”