102 Cover Starter+

Building Nitrogen and root mass while improving soil tilth and biomass potential

• Crimson clover allows entire mix to decompose quicker, conserve water and decrease nitrogen immobilization
• SF 102 is SF 101 with the addition of crimson clover, fixing nitrogen for grass cash crops
• Crimson clover is fairly quick to establish, adding biomass and additional root structure
• Nitrogen is maximized at clover flowering, however spring management will need to be considered

Termination: Rye can be controlled with traditional glyphosate rates prior to 12-18” growth. 2’ tall rye should be controlled with roller or crimper. If mowing, wait until rye begins to flower. Radish will terminate with multiple nights in the teens. If radish survive, glyphosate and 2,4-D offer an effective control method. If crimson clover overwinters, control with glyphosate and 2,4D.

Considerations: When seeded in early summer, additional grains or grass will need to be added to compete against radish growth. Rye can tie up nitrogen and other nutrients. Controlling rye early results in less nutrient tie-up and conserves more water. Crimson clover may attract voles and may need terminating even earlier to decrease the residue.

Seeding Rate:

30-35 lbs/acre

40-50 lbs/acre for forage

 

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