Red clover has an upright growth habit, produces large, pubescent leaves and is great for hay production, 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 has higher summer yield and better drought tolerance than white clover.
- Highly palatable, protein-dense forage
- Creates nitrogen for the grasses to use after harvest or grazing
- Can be frost seeded (broadcasting mid-winter) or drill in the fall