Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus):
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Birdsfoot Trefoil is a perennial legume that is primarily used for pasture that is not known to cause bloat in grazing animals. Like other forage legumes, trefoil will be most productive on fertile, well-drained soils with neutral soil pH. However, trefoil is able to produce quality pasture with relatively high yields on more marginal ground than other legumes. Trefoil can grow in sand and clay type soils, tolerate periods of flooding and drought and can be grown in soils with a pH as low as 5 with less of a yield reduction than alfalfa. Birdsfoot Trefoil should be planted at 1/8 to 1/4 inch depth in a smooth, firm seedbed. It can be sensitive to overgrazing so allowing for proper establishment and good rotational grazing practices will result in longer lived stands.
The seed comes coated with the correct inoculum.
Plant at 12 pounds per acre, or 3 pounds per acre in a mix.