Red and white clover.

Discussion in 'Food Plots for Wildlife' started by dogghr, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. Mennoniteman

    Mennoniteman Well-Known Member

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    To me clover is too valuable to just plant for a season and terminate. Now that it's established, frost seed some more ladino clover into it, if it has any grass competition hit it with clethodim when the grass is 3" tall, mow it high if you see other taller weeds coming up through it, otherwise, just sit back and enjoy! In food plots we call clover "the gift that keeps on giving".
     
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  2. MarkDarvin

    MarkDarvin Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to get away from spraying. I just don't like the chore. I'd rather mow and keep pumping grains into the mix before the grasses get hold of it.
     
  3. farmhunter

    farmhunter Well-Known Member

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    I don't mix red and white anymore at planting. Red for me does better by itself - and it's mowing cycle is different than white clovers. I plant Reds mainly to give the soil a recharge from beans and corn especially. Early on I found deer like white clovers better - but as they get more used the red (and I keep it mowed) they spend time here too.

    When I did mix - where the red clover did especially well - it out competed the whites. On marginal soils, the competition wasn't as much but the deer ate where the clover grew better - regardless of what variety.

    If I have white - I'll still mix a little in - it goes a long ways compared to reds. Its not my plan anymore however - and I stopped planting Alsike all together - it grew well - but was not as preferred.
     
  4. farmhunter

    farmhunter Well-Known Member

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    I never spray clovers either, mowing does what I need. If grasses get too comfortable - I rotate to beans, corn or turnips,
     

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