Arrowleaf Clover Seeds
Arrowleaf Clover (Trifolium Vesiculosum) - Zulu arrowleaf clover is a legume can be used for grazing, hay, haylage, or greenchop, but it is most commonly grown for grazing. A good clover seed stand often produces 1 1/2 to over 2 tons of dry forage per acre, which is equal to or better than other annual clovers commonly grown in the United States. Arrowleaf clover can grow up to four feet tall if not grazed.
Arrowleaf clover is a productive and drought tolerant winter annual legume that originated in the Mediterranean region. It is widely adapted from southern Tennessee to the Florida panhandle and from east Texas to the Carolinas. It can also be grown in humid areas in Washington, Oregon, and northern California from bulk clover seeds. Forage produced by this clover is not liked by horses, but it is relished by cattle, deer, and most other grazing animals.
Arrowleaf clover does best on well-drained, but not extremely droughty, soils. It is more sensitive to soil acidity than some clovers and is best suited to soils having a pH in the range of 6.0 to 6.5 and seedling emergence is delayed if pH is below 6.0. Iron chlorosis is a growth-limiting factor if the pH is higher than 7.5. This legume is especially well-suited to sandy Coastal Plain soils, but can also be productive on well-drained clay soils. It is less tolerant of wet soils than are many other clovers.
The ideal seeding depth for arrowleaf clover seeds is 1/8 to 1/4 inch. It is preferable for the seed to be on top of the soil than for it to be planted deeper than 1/2 inch. If the clover seed is planted too deep, it may not be able to sprout. Arrowleaf clover seed are small; about 400,000 seeds/pound. The recommended seeding rate for this clover seed is 10 to 15 pounds per acre.
Inoculated Seed - Our Arrowleaf clover seed has been coated with an inoculant for better establishment. Nitrogen fixation is a one of the key values found in legumes and can only occur with the proper inoculation. Although many strains or Rhizobium may be present in the soil, all are not equally beneficial. With Nitro-Coat® each seed is inoculated with the correct Rhizobium strains and coated through a proven process that ensures a very high level of successful inoculation. A key to any successful establishment and early seed development is moisture. Nitro-Coat® is naturally water absorbent and helps attract soil moisture to the seed, getting your stand established quickly. This coating process which Outsidepride utilizes, assures that only the top-performing and crop-specific rhizobia will be applied to ensure your clovers reach maximum nodulation, stand establishment, and yield potential. With Nitro-Coat® each seed is inoculated with the correct Rhizobium strains and coated through a proven process that ensures a very high level of successful inoculation. The weight of the clover seeds will contain approximately 34% coating material that contains the inoculant and water holding material for better establishment and viability of the seed. There is no difference in the seeding rates between the coated and raw seed due to the increased germination and viability of the bulk clover seeds that are coated and inoculated. This coating material is not OMRI certified.