A short-lived perennial with a 1-3 year growth
life, that tends to act more like a biennial. Alsike has pink-white
flowers on upright, hairless stems originating from a narrow
crown. It has excellent seedling vigor, generally planted with
grasses to reduce the risk of bloat and enhance hay drying.
- Can provide 50- 70 lbs of nitrogen to
surrounding grasses or can enhance next crop
- Adapted to moist, poorly drained soils;
drought intolerant, used for hay, pasture, frost seeding or
Test soil and apply recommended lime and fertilizer prior to planting.
Disclaimer: These are general guide and
descriptions about these forages and grasses. Performance could
be different in different growing regions. Kussmaul Seed Co.
makes no guarantees that everyone will see the same results.
|Ease of Establishment
Drilled: 7-8 lbs./acre
Broadcast: 8-10 lbs./acre
1/4" - 1/2" deep in well prepared, firm seedbed
Best adapted to moist, poorly drained soils; tolerates waterlogged soils, spring
flooding up to 6 weeks; intolerant of drought and sandy soils. It grows best
between a soil pH of 5.7-7.2.