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Ten Great Reasons for Growing Clover. Oregon Clover Commission. Oregon Clover Commission. Biological Nitrogen Fixation Improved Forage Quality Better Distribution of Growth Increased Forage Yield Reduced Risk Benefits in Crop Rotation Reduced Animal Toxicities

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Ten Great Reasons for Growing Clover

Oregon Clover Commission

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Biological Nitrogen Fixation

  • Improved Forage Quality
  • Better Distribution of Growth
  • Increased Forage Yield
  • Reduced Risk
  • Benefits in Crop Rotation
  • Reduced Animal Toxicities
  • Environmental Acceptability
  • More Interesting and Attractive Pastures
  • Increased Profit

Oregon Clover Commission

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Biological

Nitrogen

Fixation

Oregon Clover Commission

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Nitrogen Fixation

40 to more than 200 pounds / acre / year

Oregon Clover Commission

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Improved Forage Quality

Oregon Clover Commission

forage quality difference
Forage Quality Difference

Source: University of Kentucky

Oregon Clover Commission

clover increases gain
Clover Increases Gain

Oregon Clover Commission

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Improved Distribution of Growth

Oregon Clover Commission

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Y

I

E

L

D

MAR

AUG

FEB

MONTH

Cool season grasses Do Not produce as well during

hot, dry months of summer. Deep-rooted clovers like red clover can improve summer production.

SUMMER

SLUMP

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Winter annuals

(small grain/annual

ryegrass/annual clovers)

Warm-season

perennial grasses

RELATIVE GROWTH RATE

Winter annuals

(small grain/annual

ryegrass/annual clovers)

Growth curves for warm season perennial grasses and winter annuals.

Oregon Clover Commission

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Increased Forage Yield

Oregon Clover Commission

yields lb dm ac of rye ryegrass legumes 6 locations 3 yr avg
YIELDS (LB DM/AC) OF RYE, RYEGRASS & LEGUMES;6 LOCATIONS, 3 YR AVG

Hoveland & Alison - AAES Bulletin 543

Oregon Clover Commission

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Reduced Risk

Oregon Clover Commission

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Benefits in Crop Rotation

Oregon Clover Commission

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Reduced Animal Toxicities

Oregon Clover Commission

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Environmental Acceptability

Oregon Clover Commission

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Increased Profit

Potential

Oregon Clover Commission

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Funding For This Presentation Was Provided By:

Oregon Clover Commission

P.O. Box 2042

Salem, Oregon 97308-2042

Phone: 503-370-7019 FAX: 503-587-8063

E-mail: info@profadminserv.com

www.oregonclover.org

Developed by: Dr. Garry Lacefield, University of Kentucky

Dr. Don Ball, Auburn University

John McCulley, Oregon Clover Commission