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Cool Season Annual Legume Berseem Clover Increases Alfalfa Yields

Trifolium alexandrinum

An annual legume native to the eastern Mediterranean region that resembles alfalfa. This cool season annual legume is unique in that it is not known to cause bloat in livestock. In pasture applications, berseem clover will not only improve the quality and yield of the forage, it can also create substantial quantities of nitrogen, improving both the quality and quantity of forage long after the clover has reached the end of its life cycle. Berseem clover has also been shown to have a synergistic relationship with alfalfa, improving the overall forage yields.

Planting Instructions:

Seeding Rate:
Mono-culture 15 lbs/acre
In mixes 5-7 lb/acre
Mono-culture 25 lbs/acre In mixes 12-16 lbs/acre
Planting Depth:
1/4 inch
Ideal Soil:
Prefers slightly alkaline loam and silty soils with a pH of 6+

Frosty Berseem Clover

Featuring salt tolerance, high nitrogen fixation, & a synergistic relationship to alfalfa

Escalating fertilizer prices inspired the creation of this nitrogen-fixing cover crop and forage. Discover what makes Frosty such a unique legume and how it can fit into your cropping cycle.
Root Structure
Carbon Ratio
Legumes/ Frosty Berseem Clover
5.0 – 7.8

Lifespan: A = Annual; B = Biennial; P = Perennial

  Tolerates well or is useful for

  Is somewhat tolerant or is somewhat useful for

  Is not tolerant or should not be used for