Monday, October 14, 2013

White Clover As A Cover Crop?

Have you been thinking of overseeding a cover crop in your haskap orchard?  Want to build your soil before planting haskap or co-nourish it as it grows?  You might want to do some background on using clovers...perhaps white clover (Trifolium repens) and how it does in your region, or clovers in general.   It is a timely thing to consider here in the early fall.  Perfect for choking out weeds along with its strong root system, pickups and small tractors are easily supported in even wet soils.  A food for pollinators throughout the season it does not compete with haskap flowering.  Possible to over seed into grass it requires only 3#/ac.  At $3.50/ lb it can be a simple, effective addition to your practice.

(...I love the edit on this video!)

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