Red Clover

Red clover has an upright growth habit, produces large, pubescent leaves, and is great for hay production, creating nitrogen for grasses to use after grazing or harvest,  thickening up alfalfa fields, and diluting KY-31. Recent research has found heavy concentrations of Biochanin A in red clovers, which acts as a vasodilutant—working directly against the toxin in KY-31. Red clover is a highly palatable, protein-dense forage with a higher summer yield and better drought tolerance than white clover. It can be frost seeded (broadcasting mid-winter) or drilled in the fall.