White Cloud Clover (Trifolium Incarnatum) - White Cloud clover is the only white flowered Trifolium incarnatum cultivar in the US. White Cloud is truly white with white seeds. With a lack of red coloration, there are lower levels of bitter anthocyanins thus making it a sweeter clover so palatability and intake should be higher. Though not statistically quantified, anecdotal evidence have shown that White Cloud is preferred by livestock and wildlife over other palatable forage.
Use this unique crimson clover for hay, pasture, silage, livestock, forage, wildlife food plots, cover crops, green manure crops, crop rotations, nitrogen fixator, and for a ground cover. White Cloud is adapted to any region where crimson clover is used for cover crops, whether spring or fall sown. Its high dry matter yield and the ability of annual clovers to fix nitrogen makes White Cloud a great choice for cover crop or rotation/green manure applications.
Planting of crimson clover can occur throughout much of the year depending on your goals. A successful broadcast seeding is directly correlated to the amount of soil moisture or rainfall that is present after the application. A fall planting should occur 6 - 8 weeks before the first killing frost date if winterkill is a concern for your area. Emergence will occur within 7 - 10 days. Planting too early could cause the clover to go to seed and ensure that the cover will not over winter.
Seeding Rate: 20 - 25 lbs per acre for broadcast seeding
Planting Time: White Clover germinates and establishes best with nighttime temperatures below 60 degrees. Spring planting is best when night time temperatures are above 40 degrees with daytime temperatures above 55 degrees. Adequate moisture is critical. May be planted in fall from August to October as long as you plant 6 - 8 weeks before the first killing frost.