Crimson clover provides early spring nitrogen for full season crops in Southern regions. Rapid summer or fall growth in cool season areas make it ideal for weed suppression and green manure purposes. Crimson clover is widely used in the South for roadside cover or as a re-seeding annual clover in pastures and hay ground. It is gaining popularity as a versatile summer annual cover crop in Northern regions.
15-20 lbs/acre drilled
5-10 lbs/acre drilled
Legumes/ Kentucky Pride Crimson Clover
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
Crimson clover is widely used in the South for roadside cover or as a re-seeding annual clover in pastures and hay ground. It is gaining popularity as a versatile summer annual cover crop in Northern regions.
While it should be noted that Dixie Crimson Clover was an achievement in its time, plant breeding advancements give agricultural producers much more powerful and fit for purpose tools.
On average, the our three alternative clover varieties had a 39% greater winter survival rate and average rooting depth than the industry standard Dixie Crimson Clover. Kentucky Pride Crimson Clover, Frosty Berseem Clover and FIXatioN Balansa Clover also averaged a 67% advantage for weed suppression than Dixie Crimson Clover.