Agronomic & Performance Characteristics:
- Early Maturity
- Fast Establishment
- Quick Regrowth
- Excellent Winter-hardiness
- Outstanding Persistence
- High quality, fine stemmed forage
- Superior forage yields, especially in the first year
FSM Brand Juliet red clover performs the best in short term forage rotations with Green Spirit Italian Ryegrass or as a nitrogen-fixing cover crop. Juliet can be frost-seeded into fall seeded grains for high yielding “stubble hay” or added to fall, spring or summer planted annual forages to increase protein, yield and quality. Juliet can also produce large volumes of high nitrogen biomass as a green manure crop. The best combination of yield and forage quality is obtained by harvesting just as the fist blooms appear in each cutting. As with other red
clovers, Juliet will perform well on a wide range of soils throughout Ohio including soils with moderate to poor drainage. Seed is untreated; therefore, proper rhizobium inoculation is highly recommended. For best results, drill Juliet red clover no deeper than 1/2 inch into a firm seed bed. Fertilizer requirements for red clover include adequate calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. Although additional fertilizer is not often applied to short term forages or plowdown crops, an Agri-Energy alfalfa program could be used to supply balanced nutrition for maximum yield, forage quality and mineral availability in stubble hay.
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