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clover question
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Contributors to this thread:
Tpb 18-Dec-18
t-roy 18-Dec-18
flyingbrass 18-Dec-18
skookumjt 18-Dec-18
RIT 18-Dec-18
rodb 21-Dec-18
skookumjt 21-Dec-18
flyingbrass 21-Dec-18
JTV 21-Dec-18
Castle Oak 22-Dec-18
Tpb 22-Dec-18
LBshooter 22-Dec-18
From: Tpb
18-Dec-18
I'm following Pat's article on growing good clover. I've planted a 1/4 ac straight Ladino plot (last August) that came up alright this fall, deer liked it in early fall especially. Question is, when I frost seed early spring should I stick to the straight Ladino or throw down one of the many perennial clover mixes?

From: t-roy
18-Dec-18
I’d probably suggest frost seeding a mix. You could possibly run into some issues with just planting a single variety. “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket “ type thing. When I frost seed, I usually seed a little on the heavy side.

From: flyingbrass
18-Dec-18
I planted Durana clover and the deer were still hitting it on Sunday here in Arkansas. Ladino is similar, easier to get and almost half the price. You got to do what makes you happy, mix or just Ladino is both good. Ladino is $4 per pound and Durana is $7 a pound. I've got about 12 acres of Durana and I've been happy. Instead of other clover mixes why not try clover/chicory and even clover/chicory/alfalfa if your soil is right. Edited to add I'm trying some Persian, medium red, apache arrow leaf and even some birdsfoot trefoil next year even though I'm happy with the Durana and Ladino.

From: skookumjt
18-Dec-18
Why are you frost seeding if what you planted came up fine?

I never plant just one species. Diversity is key to success.

From: RIT
18-Dec-18
Fall planted clover with a cover crop is so much easier than fighting weeds.

From: rodb
21-Dec-18
The thing I like about an all ladino plot is if grass becomes a problem you can control the grass with Glyphosate and not damage the clover. Unfortunately I think Gly kills Chicory if it didn't I would go for a ladino / Chicory plot.

From: skookumjt
21-Dec-18
Noooooo!!! Do NOT use glyphosate in clover. You are either setting your clover back unnecessarily if using the correct rate or promoting resistance. Use the RIGHT chemical at the RIGHT rate.

From: flyingbrass
21-Dec-18

flyingbrass's embedded Photo
I had straight clover and I think a mix is better
flyingbrass's embedded Photo
I had straight clover and I think a mix is better

From: JTV
21-Dec-18
now THATS a clover patch ^^

From: Castle Oak
22-Dec-18
Tpb, Planting time is dependent on your location. Where are you located?

From: Tpb
22-Dec-18
I’m in CT

From: LBshooter
22-Dec-18
Is there anything that can be planted/ frost seeded now in dec/Jan?

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