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Conditions of the trade in clover and grass seeds in the Province of British Columbia

Conditions of the trade in clover and grass seeds in the Province of British Columbia

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Published by Dept. of Agriculture in Ottawa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Clover.,
  • Grass seed industry.,
  • Grasses -- Seeds.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby W.C. McKillican and Harvey H. Miller.
    SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 83609, Special bulletin / Canada. Dept. of Agriculture. Seed Branch
    ContributionsMiller, Harvey H., Canada. Department of Agriculture. Seed Branch.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 microfiche (12 fr.)
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19188492M
    ISBN 100665836090

    Low-growing, multicut clover. Select 1/4 Pound $ 1 Pound $ 5 Pounds $ 25 Pounds $ 50 Pounds $ Quantity Subtract From Quantity Add to Quantity.   The quantity of hard seed depends on the conditions that existed during seed formation and maturation. For example, the amount of hard seed during drought conditions can increase by 40 to 60 percent. For natural reseeding to occur, grazing and hay harvest should be managed to allow some of the clover to mature in late spring for seed production.


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Conditions of the trade in clover and grass seeds in the Province of British Columbia Download PDF EPUB FB2

Title. Conditions of the trade in clover and grass seeds in the Province of British Columbia. Related Titles. Series: CIHM/ICMH microfiche series ; no. Series: Special bulletin /. The forage seed industry represents about one-fifth of B.C.'s forage output — mainly in the Peace River region, where forage seed is rotated with crops, such as canola.

The Creston Valley yie acres of Timothy seed and Timothy hay while other B.C. crops include creeping red fescue, Timothy, bromes, alfalfa, clovers and native grass. in the selection of suitable grass seed mixtures. All grass and clover varieties listed in this booklet have a proven record of performance over a period of years at a number of different locations, and are deemed most suitable for Irish conditions.

Growers should give preference to the Recommended List varietiesFile Size: 1MB. Tolerant of most soil conditions, white clover grows in sun or partial shade in soils with a pH range of to 8. mix clover seed with regular grass seed at the rate of 2 to 4 pounds per acre.

A simple and low cost method of introducing white clover onto your farm is to over-sow the seed into existing grass swards. Soil Fertility. Clover will establish and persist only on high fertility. Strawberry clover is a low-growing perennial used as a green manure and cover crop, particularly among perennials.

Deep tap roots condition soil while stolons (horizontal roots) spread to form a dense mat of sod excellent for weed suppression. Red Clover Red clover has excellent seedling vigor and larger seed than white clover, which facilitates drilling it into existing grass pastures. In many areas red clover plants can live for 2 years (and occasionally longer), but in the lower South it often acts as an annual.

In areas where it is well adapted, it is the best-yielding clover. Clover seed is quite tiny, so sowing it is a bit more challenging than sowing grass seed.

To ensure uniformity, mix the seed with sand or sawdust before adding it to the spreader. Use 2 to 8 ounces of seed per 1, square feet when planting in the lawn. The higher rate will ensure more clover. One clover seed company, Earth Turf, has an Overseed Clover Mix with a new type of clover called MicroClover, which is the smallest clover variety available and blends really well into lawns.

It is mixed with highly drought tolerant grasses that will further help the lawn. 5lbs covers sq ft. Clover King deer food plot seed gives you up to 5 years of deer-attracting and growing benefits from the effort of just one planting.

Plus, it's heat-resistant, disease-resistant, and cold-tolerant to endure changing conditions. Mixture contains approximately the following seeds: 50% New Zealand White Clover; 40% Ladino Clover; 10% Alfalfa. Include a small proportion of white Dutch clover in the mix on poor or compacted soils – it stays green, resists drought, increases soil fertility and breaks up compaction; Stimulate weed seeds to germinate before planting – prepare the soil, wait for two weeks to allow weeds to.

The grass and clover seed trade in Vermont in Related Titles. Series: Bulletin (Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station) ; no. Harrington, George T. (George Traver), Type. Book Material. Published material. Publication info. Burlington. Interseeding Clover and Legumes in Grass Sod John Jennings Professor - Forages Program Associate - Forages conditions or overgrazing as fescue and bermudagrass, so good manage- for white clover will not work for arrowleaf clover.

Most seed vendors can obtain the correct rhizobia strain for each legume species. For detailed informa. For a new lawn, use about 1 part by volume of clover seed for 15 parts of grass seed. It's usually best to sow the clover seed separately from the grass seed; if it's mixed with the grass seed, the smaller, dense clover seed tends to settle out, resulting in a non-uniform, clumpy distribution of clover.

the four sheep contained no further seed. The white clover seed was recovered from the dung and classified according to colour. Germination tests were carried out on the seeds of normal colour recovered from each sheep.

Table I-CAPSULE FEEDING TRIAL Sound seed recovered in the faeces of sheep fed clover seed on 19/2/50 and thereafter grazed on.

To incorporate clover into the sward, direct reseeding is a successful method. However, it will take a number of years to establish white clover over the entire grazing area. A simple, low-cost method is recommended; by over-sowing the seed into existing grass swards.

If coated preinoculated seed is purchased, store in a cool, shaded area until planting. If uncoated seed is purchased, inoculate seed within 24 hours of planting (see Clover Seed Inoculation, below) and store in cool, shaded area until planting. Hot temperatures will kill the Rhizobium bacteria on the seed.

Beautification: White clover is seeded at 2 pounds per acre with grass for stabilization on moist soils. On dry sites it usually establishes only on wet or moist areas. Wildlife: White clover is a choice food for deer and elk.

Erosion control: Grass seedings benefit from the nitrogen produced by white clover included in the seed mixture. Water newly sown seeds occasionally to keep the soil moist. When temperatures are warm, clover seeds will germinate in seven to 15 days.

Clover grows from 6 to 8 inches tall. If you mix clover seeds with lawn grass seeds, they should be 5 to 10 percent of the total seed weight. Common Name: White cloverBotanical Name: Trifolium repens names: Dutch clover, honeysuckle clover, white trefoil, purple wort.

Distribution White clover is found throughout most of North America. Life Cycle White clover is a perennial broadleaf weed which flowers throughout the summer. It spreads by seed, and by low creeping branched stems which root at the nodes. Clover is a weed that can take over your yard with small flowers and petal shaped leaves.

While clover can be grown purposefully, in a deer food plot for example, many people consider clover a nuisance, and any unwanted plant is considered a weed.

White clover, sometimes called Dutch clover, is very common especially in cool season grasses. Over seeding clover in food plots for deer Over seeding clover in food plots for deer is easy. Over seeding clover in food plots for deer can be done early spring or late fall.

The timing is geared to let mother nature use her freeze thaw cycle to work the clover seed into the ground, and give us the necessary soil to seed contact for germination without working the ground.

conditions. Seed Production. Plant white clover seed at 1 to 3 pounds PLS per acre in 20 to 24 inch rows. To facilitate seed production and between-row weed control, it is desirable to plant white clover in spaced rows instead of solid stands. Most of the seed production of white clover occurs in California.

What Kind of Clover Is Best for Lawns?. White clover (Trifolium repens) is traditionally planted in ornamental lawns and grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 to Crimson Clover Dixie (Trifolium Incarnatum) - A winter annual, crimson clover is grown from bulk clover seeds from the Gulf Coast region to Southern Ohio clear to the West Coast.

It is tolerant of medium soil acidity and will grow readily on both sandy and clay type soils. It is an important winter annual forage in the south, with growth continuing through the winter with the amount influenced.

White clover is commonly found growing in low fertility, low maintenance sites, such as roadsides, home lawns and golf course rough. White clover is very competitive in low fertility sites because it, like other legumes, hosts rhizobacteria that fix.

To establish a mixture, you can plant the seeds at the same time or drill the clover seed into an existing grass stand. Clovers are commonly planted with Kentucky bluegrass, Bermuda grass, bahia grass, orchard grass, Timothy, wheat and oats. Mixing cool and warm season plants will create a more diverse habitat for wildlife and produce a year.

In our trials variation of the yield and its composition depended little on the amount of white clover seed in the mixture, if clover was sown at a rate of kg ha-1, percent of the total grass seed mixture (Kisonaite, Kadziulis, ).

As far as cover crops go, red clover is a no-brainer. That according to OMAFRA wheat specialist Peter Johnson. It's a statement that seems to be backed up by a lot of facts.

The first being its ability to provide ample amounts of nitrogen and organic matter to the soil. A good stand of red clover can also do wonders for preparing the soil via that organic matter. The root systems of the plants. on warm season grasses, crimson clover provides 60 to pounds or more N per acre to the grass, even if grazed or hayed (Ball and Lacefield, ).

Livestock: Crimson clover forage is highly nutritious, with over 25% crude protein that can be 80% digestible in. environmental conditions during seed development regulate the ratio of ‘hard’ to ‘soft’ seed1.

When seed ripens under low humidity conditions, most seed is dormant (hard) compared to under high humidity conditions where the seed will germinate readily. In general, most naturally reseeded white clover seed is hard. mixed grass/clover - for moderate to high foot-traffic ; Of the two, the best choice for most people and situations is the mixed grass/clover lawn.

You can either overseed clover into your existing lawn or begin one from scratch. If a clover lawn is right for you, there are many advantages over traditional bluegrass or bermuda grass lawns.

Remove other plants from where you wish to plant your clover. Rake the soil to provide good soil to seed contact. Step 2 - Plant the Seeds. Indoors: Sprinkle the seeds over the trays. Use 1 tablespoon of seeds to cover 1 square foot of a tray.

Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. So many people post how they have grass issues in their clover plots. Here is my talking points and tips to reduce that. 1) Planting clovers on soils with a pH below You might see some initial germination but your growth will stunt and you won't see a vigorous thick stand.

2). The major legumes used in grass hay fields and pastures in Tennessee are white clover, red clover and annual lespedeza. White clover is the most tolerant of grazing. Red clover provides greater forage yields and will be pro-ductive later into the summer than white clover.

Annual lespedeza will provide more production during mid to late sum. In the spring, crimson clover seed must be allowed to mature, which will cause severe shading and delay spring growth of the bermudagrass; therefore, do not overseed all the bermudagrass acres. In the fall, maintain the bermudagrass at a height of two inches to allow the clover seed to germinate and develop.

A light disking is often helpful. Clover Seeds (Lawn Additive) Clover is one of the most popular ways to add nutrients back into your soil, or simply provide a green blanket of coverage on those pesky bare spots in your lawn.

When used properly, it provides a natural fertilizer for your soil, and can even help you grow something in areas that stay extra shady or don’t have. This will allow the clover to take over by weakening the grass.

Sow seed in spring as soon as the last frost has passed. Dutch white clover should be seeded at 1 pound of seed to 1, square feet, and micro clover needs double that. After you seed, water the lawn daily until seedlings are visible, and then only once in a while, as needed.

This is the most reliable method of establishing clover in very dense pasture. The grass/clover seed mixture can be -sown into a cereal crop or arable silage crop in the spring, or sown directly in spring or autumn.

Typically kg/ha grass seed is sown along with 5kg/ha of white clover seed mixture. Good clover. and thaws, the seed will be worked into the ground. Allowing cattle to trample the seeds into the ground will help ensure the seeds are covered.

If the grass sod is thick, it may be necessary to use a disk to open areas for the seeds to contact the soil and become established. Use the disk to disturb about 50 percent of the sod. After reading David Hall's suggestion about over-seeding a lawn with White Dutch Clover I decided to try it. Just ordered 2lbs from I found it interesting that back in the 50s this clover seed was actually included in grass seed for the purpose of adding nitrogen to the soil and creating a monoculture in your lawn.

This tends to be more of a problem if the clover and the grass are planted at the same time. It generally is better to plant the grasses first, such as in the fall, and then come back and over-seed or frost-seed the clovers on during the winter dormant months.

That gives the grass a bit more of advantage that first spring. Disadvantages of Clover. Clover lawns do have some disadvantages: It stains clothing more easily than grass.

It is not durable enough for playing fields or high traffic areas, unless mixed with grass.; It is a short-lived perennial and may require reseeding every years to maintain an even stand in pure clover lawns.

In mixed grass-clover lawns, clover will reseed itself adequately to.