As a cover crop, Berseem clover can be used as soil-improving green manure. Some work has shown that it can be used as a companion crop in oilseed rape.
- For ACRES, a mixture of at least two crops from the prescribed list must be sown
- Berseem clover cover crops must remain in place until after 1 January
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Sowing rate: 10-15 kg/ha. Avoid sowing too deep
Sowing time: Sow from mid-July up until 15 September if sowing for ACRES
Frost tolerance: Berseem clover is sensitive to frost
Biomass: High biomass potential
Pests & diseases: Generally not a problem