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Postby Cb123 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:18 pm

I am going to plant 5 small plots of Whitetail Institution Imperial Clover. Can anyone tell me any experience they had with this product. When would y'all suggest I plant. I am in south mississippi (Pearl River County).
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Re: Clover

Postby gtk » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:24 am

I've had good experience with Whitetail Inst clover, but the expense turned me to start going to local seed store & getting a white-ladino clover, with a little redclover & wheat mixed in.. I think I had good results iwth about 4 lbs per acre

I would be getting the seed bed ready now, and try to plan in late Aug sometime right before a rain.
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Re: Clover

Postby Cb123 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:22 am

How much of each seed do you put in your mix and what kind of fertilizer?


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Re: Clover

Postby gtk » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:51 pm

i think i went 4 lbs / acre on the white ladino clover, then told them to just mix in a few llbs of red clover.. I bought 50 llb bags of wheat and threw out after I seeded the clover . the clover prob will not give you enough browse to attract deer this year, but the wheat will.

DOn't forget to put out an exclusion cage so you can determine the amount of browsing that is occuring
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Re: Clover

Postby Cb123 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:59 pm

How many years does the white ladino clover last?


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Clover

Postby triple_duece » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:58 pm

I bought a piece of property that was planted in biologic that had clover in it. The areas I havent disc, the clover is still growing back. That's been 9 years ago. I reseeded some clover last year. I havent been back this year to see what it's doing. After established you can go back in the spring and cut it once a month to keep it ideal for deer forage. Usually in July/August it gets too hot and burns back. When I cut in September and come back in October, with some rain, I will have a sea of clover growing. It will get stunted if it freezes but will come right back.

You can seed in oats and wheat that will take over during the cold months.
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Re: Clover

Postby gtk » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:46 am

I've gotten 4 yrs+ on clover, but you have to maintain it.. put 0-30-30 on it when it needs it.. lime.. also, when the (seeds) tops die out bush-hog the tops and it will help reseed each year
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