Clover Seed

Whether your needs are for hay, plow down, or as an annual legume in cover crop situations, Agassiz Seed has your clover needs and other legume seeds covered.

Frosty™ Berseem Clover

A cool season, annual legume that can be used in mixtures with other legumes and grasses in pasture or hay situations.

  • A non-bloating legume that is synergistic with alfalfa for new stands or seeding into existing alfalfa stands.
  • Improve the quality and yield of forage
  • Create substantial quantities of nitrogen to improve soil and subsequent crops
  • Frosty is approximately 45 days later in maturity than crimson clover, allowing for multiple cuttings and grazing
  • Crude protein levels have been measured from 16.5 percent to 22.1

FIXatioN™ Balansa Clover

A cool season, annual legume that can serve as a good alternative in multiple cropping scenarios.

  • Survived winter temperatures as low as 5 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Yield potential as much as 5,250 lbs. in a single cutting
  • Can support growth up to 3 feet high with stems 8 feet long.
  • CP ranges from 22 percent to 28.4 percent and RFV measured as high as 277
  • Aggressively produces forage in the spring through early summer months
  • Can withstand multiple cuttings and grazing
  • Attracts beneficial insects and pollinators
  • Should be dormant seeded in northern climates to achieve maximum yield advantages

Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover

A biennial sweet clover, long known for its efficiency as a soil builder.

  • Vigorous tap root penetrates heavy soils to improve soil drainage
  • Excellent nutrient scavenger
  • Abundant biomass producer, and excellent N-source as green-manure crop
  • Unpalatable to some livestock due to coarse stem and bitter taste
  • Not recommend for livestock feed and forage

White Blossom Sweet Clover

A biennial sweet clover that today is used primarily as a soil builder and pollinator

  • Vigorous tap root that penetrates heavy soils
  • Excellent nutrient scavenger
  • Coarse stems and bitter taste make it unpalatable to most livestock
  • Quite popular with the bee industry as a pollinator to produce clover honey

Red Clover

Red clover is the most extensively grown in the Northeastern states and as far south as Tennessee and Virginia. It is also an important crop in the irrigated areas of the Western states, especially Idaho, Washington and Oregon. As a crop, red clover is usually considered a biennial, well suited to short rotations. It is generally used for pasture or hay. It is also a soil improvement crop. Red clover does best on fairly heavy; well-drained fertile soils, but it will tolerate acid soils better than alfalfa. It requires more moisture than alfalfa and is not as winter hardy. It will generally not yield as much as alfalfa where alfalfa is adapted.


Dynamite Medium Red Clover

A biennial legume, lasting 3-4 years under good management practices. It reaches a height of 12 to 18 inches and is generally used in hay or pasture settings.

  • Rapid spring growth to allow for multiple cuttings and grazing
  • Produces excellent forage quality with above average yields
  • Moderately resistant to northern anthracnose and powdery mildew
  • Shade tolerance allows for use as a cover crop in corn
  • Excellent winter hardiness

Medium Red Clover

A biennial legume, 12 to 15 inches in height. It is well suited in short rotations and generally used in a hay or pasture setting.

  • Rapid spring growth, to allow for multiple cuttings and grazing
  • Produces excellent forage quality with above average yield
  • Shade tolerance allows for use as a cover crop in silage corn
  • Excellent winter hardiness

Arlington Red Clover

Resistant to northern anthracnose and powdery mildew with good winter survival. Developed by Wisconsin and USDA.


Mammoth Red Clover

  • Grows taller than medium red clover and is ten days to two weeks later in maturity
  • Produces one cutting of hay per season due to slow plant recovery after cutting
  • Is a single cutting clover but a biennial plant and generally lives longer that medium red
  • The hay is coarse and leaf losses will occur if the plant is left to go to full bloom
  • Mammoth tends to grow better on poorer soils and higher PH soils than medium red clover
  • It is used in cover crops and as a pollinator in some applications

Alsike

An introduced, short-lived perennial legume that reaches heights up to 15-30 inches.  

  • Prefers wet soils and has tolerance to higher acidic and salinity soils
  • Typically planted with grasses, most commonly timothy, orchardgrass, and brome
  • Normally a one cutting clover

Sainfoin

An introduced, non-bloating, perennial legume that should be used in a hay or pasture setting. High protein, high palatability and its drought tolerance make it a good choice for range improvement for livestock or wildlife.

  • Typically grows taller than alfalfa
  • Produce large amounts of nectar, and is highly attractive to honey bees
  • Readily eaten by elk, deer and sage grouse
  • Greens up earlier in the spring than alfalfa, and stays green

Ladino White Clover

  • Ladino is a giant white clover with plants growing to 14 inches tall or more in a prostate growth habit
  • Ladino recovers quickly from grazing or clipping as new leaf and flower buds are continually developing on the running stems
  • It does best on medium to heavy soils with good moisture however it tolerates poor conditions better than most other clovers
  • It is commonly grown in mixtures with grasses and ranks high in feed value an palatability
  • Ladino is used extensively in wildlife mixtures and in cover crop soil improvement mixtures

White Dutch Clover

White Dutch clover is used mainly in lawns for ornamental purposes, and can be used in pasture mixes. It is shallow rooted and spreads by creeping stems. White Dutch grows best under cool, fertile, moist conditions, but is adaptable to acidic, poorly drained soils where alfalfa cannot survive.


Berseem Clover

  • Berseem is an annual forage crop used in the Midwest primarily to seed into poor or damaged stands of alfalfa or in wildlife plantings
  • Berseem is a good nitrogen fixing crop and when planted in early May can produce up to 3 cuttings of good quality hay
  • Berseem can reach 20” to 30” inches in height and has low bloat risk with 18 to 28% protein

Birdsfoot Trefoil

  • Birdsfoot trefoil is a long lived, deep rooted, perennial legume similar to alfalfa and red clover
  • It is very winter hardy and drought tolerant with less bloat danger than alfalfa or most clovers when pastured
  • It is highly palatable and has feed value equal to alfalfa
  • It is slow to establish but is extremely persistent once established
  • Seed must be inoculated, it should be planted early and into a firm seedbed

Crownvetch

  • This long lived perennial legume is used primarily for erosion control
  • It tolerates low fertility, poor soils, is drought tolerant, persistent and aggressive and can be invasive if not managed properly
  • It is palatable for livestock, has low bloat danger with forage yields between trefoil and alfalfa

Hairy Vetch

  • Hairy Vetch is used extensively in the United States primarily as a cover crop and forage crop
  • It is used as an annual in the northern regions of the country and as a winter annual as you move south
  • When spring planted with grains it makes and excellent livestock feed
  • It is a good nitrogen fixer and is used in mixtures for soil health improvement 
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