Shipping Weight: 50lbs
Tags: clover seed, deer, food plot seed, hog, turkey
Alyce Clover Seed – 50 lb
Alyce Clover Seed – 50 lb bag
Alyce Clover is a high-protein summer clover. Common uses include hay production, cattle forage and food plot/wildlife forage. Alyce Clover is adapted for use in sandier soils than aeschynomene. Alyce Clover can be planted after the last chance of frost in the spring and will grow throughout the spring, summer and most of fall. If allowed to go to seed, Alyce Clover will reseed itself, but this is rare, as it usually harvested for hay in pasture settings, or eaten down in food plots. Alyce clover will tolerate shade and it makes an excellent addition to most food plot blends. Clovers are soil-building legumes that add nitrogen to enhance your soil for other plants. High in protein and other nutrients, clovers will add body mass to your game animals and assist in large antler growth in deer.
Alyce Clover is an annual legume for use in drier, sandy soils that provides a high protein alternative to aeschynomene. Alyce Clover works well when planted with Bahia in pasture applications, or with other legumes and forage crops in food plots. Alyce Clover should be inoculated to insure the best stand of plants. The planting rate for alyce clover is 10-15 lbs per acre.
*This product requires inoculant if you are planting north of I-4 in Florida. These inoculants will work for this product:
- Garden Combo Inoculant
- Alfalfa/Clover Inoculant
There are a few steps that should be heeded during soil preparation and planting to insure successful germination, and healthy growth of seed.
First a soil sample should be taken and analyzed. Soil samples can be taken to a local Agriculture Extension agent, fertilizer plant, or private lab for analysis. The analysis will reveal the soil type, pH, and other factors. The analysis will allow the agent to make recommendations as to what will need to be added to the soil to make it ideal for the type of seed to be planted. Most seeds will do well within a pH range of 5.5 to 6.5.
A properly prepared seed bed is essential for successful planting. The area to be planted must be cleared of debris and all existing vegetation removed. The area should then be chopped or disced as needed to create an even fluffy soil.
The preferred method of planting seed is with a grain drill or culti-packer. This equipment allows for precise metering of seed and depth placement. Most people will not have access to a drill and will instead use a broadcast spreader for planting. The broadcast method will work well, but also requires the area to be rolled to insure proper seed-to-soil contact. In areas with very fine sand, light dragging is preferred to rolling. In any case, seed should not be buried more then ½ inch deep with ¼ inch being ideal.
Fertilizer can be applied at the time of planting. Consult with an Ag extension agent or fertilizer plant for proper formula and application rates.
For any other questions about specific planting methods, please call us at (863) 635-4473 and we will be happy to assist you.