How do you inoculate clover seeds?

Clover Seed Inoculation To ensure that the best strain of Rhizobium bacteria is present for each clover species, inoculant is applied to the clover seed before planting (inoculation process). Inoculant is finely ground peat moss which acts as a carrier for the Rhizobium bacteria.

Do I need to inoculate crimson clover?

If it’s not pre-inoculated, it’s highly recommended to inoculate for all legume species in the mix. For example, if it contains vetch and clover, you will need the rhizobia strains labeled for pea-vetch and for clover.

Does hairy vetch need to be inoculated?

Inoculated hairy vetch seed can be drilled at a rate of 25 to 35 lb/acre. When seeding a mixture of vetch and rye, the quantity of vetch seed should be reduced by about 25% and the grain should be reduced by about 50% of the monoculture rate.

What is inoculant for clover?

Product ID: 9511. For alfalfa and red, white, crimson and most other clovers. Treats 50 lb. Inoculants encourage the formation of high-nitrogen nodules on plant roots for richer soil, bigger plants, and better yields.

Does vetch grow in clay soil?

Fertilization: Common vetch grows on a wide range of soils. It does well on loams, sandy loams, or gravelly soils, as well as on fine-textured clay soils as long as there is good drainage.

What is the difference between hairy vetch and crown vetch?

Hairy vetch and common vetch are widely used as cool-season cover crops. They are annuals that can easily be killed when time comes to plant the main crop. Crown vetch is an extremely aggressive perennial that is used for erosion control, not as a cover crop.

Does vetch fix nitrogen?

Benefits. Hairy vetch fixes large amounts of nitrogen (N) that help meet N needs of the following crop, protects soil from erosion, helps improve soil tilth, and provides weed control during its vigorous growth in the spring and when left as a dead mulch at the soil surface.