Crimson clover has the capability to fix nitrogen at soil temperatures above 8°C but is less effective over the winter period.
Crimson clover seed is suited to earlier sowing in July/August to maximise warmer temperatures. It is also quicker to establish than longer-term clover seed.
Crimson clover is ideal for usage as green manure for soil improvement.
- For ACRES, a mixture of at least two crops from the prescribed list must be sown
- Crimson 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: Moderate
Pests & diseases: Generally not a problem