Red Clover

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Variety Selection

University of Wisconsin Forage Variety Performance Results
This link takes you to results from the most recent UW  forage variety testing information.  It is viewable or downloadable as a .pdf file via this link. Red clover varieties are tested at Prairie du Sac.

Establishment and Management

Getting a Good Forage Stand                          
A “Focus on Forage” fact sheet written by Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage Agronomist

Red Clover Harvest Management
Dan Wiersma, former Marshfield Ag Research Station Asst. Supt..  A “Focus on Forage” fact sheet.

Red Clover – Establishment, Management and Utilization 
UW Extension Bulletin A3492

Frost Seeding of Forages
Dan Undersander, UW Extension Forage Agronomist

Frost Seeding Forages into Established Pastures
Mike Rankin, Extension Crops and Soils Agent – Fond du Lac County, et. al.

Fertilization

Nutrient Application Guidelines for Field, Vegetable and Fruit Crops
UW Extension Bulletin A2809 – available for viewing only in a .pdf format.  Provides current soil test and fertilizer recommendations for all field crops (including red clover).

Pest Management

Pest Management in Wisconsin Field Crops
UW Extension Bulletin A3646 – available for viewing only in a .pdf format.  Extensive pest management information is contained in this bulletin relative to weed, insect, and disease identification and control.  The bulletin is updated annually.

Environmental Effects

How to Manage Hail Damaged Alfalfa and Red Clover
Dan Undersander, UW Extension Forage Agronomist

Forage Quality and Feeding

Red Clover Forages for Lactating Dairy Cows
Pat Hoffman (emeritus), UW-Extension Dairy Scientist, and Glen Broderick, USDA Dairy Forage Resource Center.  A “Focus on Forage” fact sheet.

Performance of Lactating Dairy Cows Fed Red Clover or Alfalfa Silage  
Pat Hoffman (emeritus), UW Extension Dairy Scientist, Marshfield Ag Research Station

Sampling Hay, Silage, and Total Mixed Rations for Analysis
UW Extension Bulletin A2309

Making Forage Analysis Work for You in Balancing Livestock Rations and Marketing Hay
UW Extension Bulletin A3325

Bloat
Dan Undersander, UWEX Agronomy Advice, April 1993

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