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NOTICE: From time to time, supplies of Certified Organic Seed run out. When this occurs, we use the organic seeds (in a mixture) that we still have and then use Untreated non-GMO seed for the remainder of the mixture. We will then issue a non-GMO letter upon request.

Finding improved multiyear red clovers in organic form has required considerable effort, but we finally found one to add to our high-performing Renegade that really delivers on the word improved. Milvus red clover is from Europe, where only solid performers make it to the market. But it has done more than just pass that demanding test.

We've had Milvus red in our plots for several years, and we're very impressed with its performance. This true multi- year red clover, with its lower profile and high density, is leading the pack in yield and NDFD.

Renegade—an upright, vigorous, high-yielding three-year clover—is great for both hay and pasture production. It does well with alfalfa at 5 to 7 lb. per acre. And like all clovers, it has bypass protein levels that are about twice as high as those in alfalfa.

And that's not the only advantage over alfalfa. Typically, all clovers are higher in NDFD than alfalfas by about 9 percentage units, a very significant advantage. One unit of NDFD translates into 0.4 lb. of dry matter intake (DMI) and 0.53 lb. of milk (Allen et al., Michigan State University).

Red Clover Chart

Freedom
CT & OC
  • The only red clover bred for dry hay production
  • Excellent companion with alfalfa
  • Very high RFQ with high yield
  • Good heat and drought tolerance
  • Has hairless stems and leaves which allows for the quicker dry-down

Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


  

Milvus Red Clover
OR & OC
  • Very dense variety
  • Great fall growth
  • Shorter variety well suited for grazing
  • Above average yields when cut for hay

Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

  
  

Renegade
OR & OC
  • Disease resistant
  • High RFQ
  • Cold tolerant
  • High disease resistance to extend stand life
  • Only available in organic

Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6