SOIL:

• Fine, sandy loam to clay

• Moderately well-drained; can tolerate somewhat poor drainage.
• Especially well adapted to soils that are wet in the fall but too dry during the summer for white clover to survive.

• pH range is 5.0 – 8.0 with limited production in more acidic soils. More acid-tolerant than crimson clover.

PLANTING:

• Early- to mid-October through November.

• 2 to 5 pounds/acre.

• 0 to 1/4 inch deep

• For over seeding: graze/cut perennial warm-season grass to about 2" high; or lightly disk sod

• Can be seeded with rye grass

FERTILIZER

• No nitrogen needed

• Add other nutrients — especially phosphorus and potassium — according to a current soil test

MANAGEMENT

• Tolerates short grazing and will produce seed close to the ground.

• Most production occurs in late April to May. Can persist into June if moisture is adequate.
• Plant with rye grass to help manage risk of bloat.

 

“The best thing about it [Grazer’s Select ball clover], it reseeded so well that our stand was even better the second year.”

— Shelby Beason
Philadelphia, MS

 

 

BALL CLOVER BENEFITS:

• High-quality forage

• Excellent reseeding

• Will seed even while the cattle are still on it

• Free source of nitrogen — reduce dependence on commercial fertilizers

• Grows from the Gulf Coast states to as far north as Maryland, in soils from sandy loam to clay.

Ball clover reaches 18 to 36 inches high Ball clover and resembles intermediate white clover. It is a prolific reseeder, even with it's head on the ground.

 

This [Grazer’s Select ball clover] is the most hardy forage I have used in a long time, it works well in my low maintenance system, and has stood up to the abuse that I can put a forage through. Dollar for dollar, it out performed the two other clovers I planted last year. I will only plant Ball from now on.” 

Ron Ladner
Field Representative
Tallgrass Beef Company, LLC