No-Sweet Plowdown Mix
No Sweet Plowdown is similar to our Plowdown Mix but without the Sweet Clover.
No-Sweet Plowdown is used for soil building and Nitrogen fixation-No Sweet Plowdown Mix consists of: 32% Alfalfa, 32% Alta Swede Mammoth Red Clover, 32% Alsike Clover & 4% Ladino Clover.
No-Sweet Plowdown Mix is a premix of alfalfa and clovers which are pre-inoculated with an OMRI Listed alfalfa/clover combination inoculant for improved establishment and growth.
Inoculation is recommended when planting legumes.
*See details on Seed Coatings and Inoculations and the OMRI downloadable certificates on our Reference Page.
Plant at 1/4″ depth. An ideal soil bed is moist, fertile and firm. A soil test is recommended for proper plant establishment and growth.
No-Sweet Plowdown can be planted, broadcast or frost-seeded successfully.
When using No-Sweet Plowdown Mix as a green manure crop, till under when in the flowering stage. No Sweet Plowdown can fix up to 80-110 lbs N/Acre. No-Sweet Plowdown has Alta-Swede Mammoth Red Clover in this mix, which has a long tap root and can loosen soils and mine phosphorus and other nutrients from deep within soil. No Sweet Plowdown Mix can be planted in the spring or fall and grow in more acid soil (pH 5.0-6.0) than other clovers if lime is applied at the time of seeding. Red & White Clovers are very easily managed, no fertilizer needs to be applied in most cases and in most cases, when applying nitrogen fertilizer, ic can be detrimental as the fertilizer will stimulate grass weeds to be more competitive. Cutting or grazing clovers will stimulate new growth and nitrogen fixation.