Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover Cover Crop Plant

Yellow Blossom sweet clover is a biennial (2-year) legume that has a deep root system capable of pulling phosphorous and potassium up from the subsoil and redepositing it in the topsoil layer. It is very winter-hardy, drought tolerant, and has an average nitrogen production around 100 lbs/ac. Yellow Blossom sweet clover will produce the greatest summer biomass of any legume in its second production year, but it needs well-drained soils with a neutral pH for optimum growth. It should be noted, however, that Yellow Blossom is a host for soybean cyst nematode.

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Key Benefits

  • Biennial

  • Drought Tolerant

  • High Nitrogen Production

  • Attracts Pollinators

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced90 – 170 LBS/AC
Seeding Rate LBS/ADrilled: 6 – 10
Broadcast: 7 – 11
Aerial: 7 – 12
Seeding Depth¼” – ¾”
Minimum Germination Temperature42° F
InterseedEarly & Late
Seeds/LB250,000 – 260,000

Corn Plantings

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Accent 75DF/Steadfast75DFnicosulfuron/nicosulfuron + rimsulfuron0.66 oz/0.75 oz21
Atrazine 4Latrazine1-2 qt15-90
Balance Pro 4L/Balance Flexx 2Lisoxaflutole3 fl oz/6 fl oz50 – 120
Callisto 4L (includes Acuron, Acuron Flexi, Hales GT, Harness Max, Instigate, Lexar, Lumax, Resicore, Revulin, Solstice, Zemax, etc.)mesotrione3-6 fl oz10 – 50Sequential applications increase the potential for injury
Capreno 3.45SCtembotrione + thiencarbazone3 fl oz15
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan)dicamba16-24 fl oz5-14Wait 120 days
Corvus 2.63SCisoxaflutole + thiencarbazone5.6 fl oz50-120
Harmony 50WDGthifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due)tembotrione3 fl oz14Field bioassay recommended
Metribuzin 75DF (Sencor)metribuzin0.33 lb ai14-60
Peak 57WG (and Spirit)prosulfuron1 oz9-152
Permit/Sandea 75DFhalosulfuron⅔ oz9-27
Prowl H2O 3.8CSpendimethalin3 pt44Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover
Python 80WDG (Hornet and SureStartflumetsulam1 oz14-120
Simazine 4L (Princep)simazine1-2 qt60
Stinger 3S (Hornet, Resicore, SureStart)clopyralid5 oz40

Soybean Plantings

Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Authority 75DF (Authority First, BroadAxe, Sonic, Spartan)Sulfentrazone4 oz32-302
Classic 25DF (Authority XL, Canopy, Envive, Fierce, Fierce XLT, Synchrony, Trivence, Valor XLT, etc.)Chlorimuron0.5-2 oz40
FirstRate 84WDG (Authority First, Sonic)Cloransulam0.3 to 0.6 oz8-33
Harmony 50WDGThifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Metribuzin 75DF (Sencor)Metribuzin0.33 lb ai14-60
Prowl H2O 3.8CSPendimethalin3 pt44 Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover
Python 80WDGFlumetsulam1 oz14-120Wait 9 months
Reflex 2E/Flexstar 1.88E (Warrant Ultra)Fomesafen1.5 pt100
Scepter 1.5ASImazaquin0.66 pt60-90
Select 2EClethodim10 oz3Wait 30 days
Valor 51WDG (Afforia, Envive, Fierce, Surveil, Trivence, Valor XLT, etc.)Flumioxazin2.5 oz12-20

Technical Information

Erosion Control
Forage Quality
Nutrient Scavenging
Quick Growth
Soil Building
Weed Suppression
Winter Hardiness
Nitrogen Produced90 – 170 LBS/AC
Seeding Rate

LBS/A

Drilled: 6 – 10
Broadcast: 7 – 11
Aerial: 7 – 12
Seeding Depth¼” – ¾”
Min. Germ. F°42° F
InterseedEarly & Late
Seeds/LB250,000 – 260,000

Corn Plantings

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Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Accent 75DF/Steadfast75DFnicosulfuron/nicosulfuron + rimsulfuron0.66 oz/0.75 oz21
Atrazine 4Latrazine1-2 qt15-90
Balance Pro 4L/Balance Flexx 2Lisoxaflutole3 fl oz/6 fl oz50 – 120
Callisto 4L (includes Acuron, Acuron Flexi, Hales GT, Harness Max, Instigate, Lexar, Lumax, Resicore, Revulin, Solstice, Zemax, etc.)mesotrione3-6 fl oz10 – 50Sequential applications increase the potential for injury
Capreno 3.45SCtembotrione + thiencarbazone3 fl oz15
Clarity/Banvel 4S (DiFlexx, Distinct, Engenia, Status, XtendiMax/FeXapan)dicamba16-24 fl oz5-14Wait 120 days
Corvus 2.63SCisoxaflutole + thiencarbazone5.6 fl oz50-120
Harmony 50WDGthifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Laudis 3.5SC (DiFlexx Due)tembotrione3 fl oz14Field bioassay recommended
Metribuzin 75DF (Sencor)metribuzin0.33 lb ai14-60
Peak 57WG (and Spirit)prosulfuron1 oz9-152
Permit/Sandea 75DFhalosulfuron⅔ oz9-27
Prowl H2O 3.8CSpendimethalin3 pt44Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover
Python 80WDG (Hornet and SureStartflumetsulam1 oz14-120
Simazine 4L (Princep)simazine1-2 qt60
Stinger 3S (Hornet, Resicore, SureStart)clopyralid5 oz40

Soybean Plantings

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Trade NameCommon NameStandard Rate/ACHalf-Life (days)Notes
Authority 75DF (Authority First, BroadAxe, Sonic, Spartan)Sulfentrazone4 oz32-302
Classic 25DF (Authority XL, Canopy, Envive, Fierce, Fierce XLT, Synchrony, Trivence, Valor XLT, etc.)Chlorimuron0.5-2 oz40
FirstRate 84WDG (Authority First, Sonic)Cloransulam0.3 to 0.6 oz8-33
Harmony 50WDGThifensulfuron⅛ oz12Wait 45 days
Metribuzin 75DF (Sencor)Metribuzin0.33 lb ai14-60
Prowl H2O 3.8CSPendimethalin3 pt44 Mid-Atlantic areas have not witnessed carryover
Python 80WDGFlumetsulam1 oz14-120Wait 9 months
Reflex 2E/Flexstar 1.88E (Warrant Ultra)Fomesafen1.5 pt100
Scepter 1.5ASImazaquin0.66 pt60-90
Select 2EClethodim10 oz3Wait 30 days
Valor 51WDG (Afforia, Envive, Fierce, Surveil, Trivence, Valor XLT, etc.)Flumioxazin2.5 oz12-20