I provided more details about frosty berseem clover in the full profile in Quality Whitetails magazine. The data related to plant height (cm), no. The crop is ready in 55-60 days after sowing for the first cutting. Islamabad: Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan. Frosty’s crude protein levels typically range from 20 to 30 percent and acid detergent fiber, a measure of digestibility, is below 20 percent in soils with good fertility. International Network for Natural Sciences The results revealed that the seeding rate significantly (P < 0.05) affected number of seeds/m2, seed weight, seed yield and acid detergent fiber (ADF). We are also very thankful to University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Pattoki for providing field and laboratory facilities to conduct this research. International Journal of Environmental and Agriculture Research 4, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.25125/agriculture-journal-IJOEAR-NOV-2017-16. Potential for Berseem (Trifolium alexandrinum L) Seed Production in Nepal. Also, unlike red clover, Frosty Berseem does not cause photosensitivity and does not have estrogen related issues. Sowing/planting rates in mixtures: 3-5 kg/ha. The study was conducted at Fodder Research Institute, Sargodha, Punjab-Pakistan during 2015-16 and 2016-17. The problem with berseem clover in food plots, however, is it is highly susceptible to winter kill. Animal husbandry NOTHING TO BE COMPLACENT ABOUT, Livestock farming THE YAK & THE HIMALAYAN PASTORALIST. African Journal of Biotechnology 10, 13769–13768. Subsequent cuttings are taken at 30 days interval during winter and spring. Because berseem clover is a legume and can produce 150 to 200 lbs./acre of nitrogen, little nitrogen is needed for establishment. Use seed rate of 8 to 10 kg seeds. Stoppler H, Kolsch E, Vogtmann H. 1990. In this regard, in berseem seed producing districts, quality seed production should be given high priority whereas on the fodder producing districts priority should be given to produce green fodder for soiling, hay making, leaf meal production, etc. The influence of sowing date, seed rate and variety on agronomic characteristics of winter wheat. Department of Livestock services, Harihar Bhawan, Lalitpur. Frost Seeding isn’t a complicated process. It is fairly tolerant of dry conditions, as well as high soil moisture. Use seed rate of 8 to 10 kg seeds. Study conducted at PAC during 1991, at the eastern hills of Koshi zone at the altitude 1010 to 1650 m revealed that the green fodder yield was affected by altitude. As always, a soil test should be conducted to determine lime and fertilizer requirements specific to clover. In all 5-6 cuttings can be obtained up to middle of May. Like any broadcast seeding, good seed to soil contact is a must so don’t seed into deep snow, and remember to increase your seeding rate slightly. The seed production of berseem should be well organized through a full-fledged national level institute to look after production, processing, quality control and marketing mechanism of forage seeds including berseem. Growth and yield response of facultative wheat to winter sowing, freezing sowing and spring sowing at different seeding rates. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research 25, 295–306. When covering the seed, be sure it isn’t buried more than 1/4-inch deep. Different seed rates were used 10, 12.5, 15, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 25 kg ha-1. If broadcasting seed, be sure to prepare a smooth, firm seedbed to ensure optimum germination and seedling establishment. As the authority on all things whitetail, we blend the art of hunting with the science of management to create better deer and better deer hunting. The usual seed rate is 20-25 kg/ha for fodder production and 30-35 kg/ha for seed production. Frosty produces an abundance of nutritious forage. Pasture Trial and Seed Multiplication Farm, 2045/46. Kilic H, Gursoy S. 2010. Seeding rates for drilled applications should be reduced accordingly. Beuerlein JE, Lafever HN. Slafer GA, Satorre EH. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 90, 28-38. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-037X.1990.tb00831.x. Gubbels GH, Kenaschuk EO. Pande, RS 1994. Name of the Cultivar Introduced and tested in Nepal. An introduction to the physiological-ecological analysis of wheat yield. On this page are a couple of my favorite annual blends that contain frosty berseem clover. As compared to the criteria listed by Vaughan (1995), the climatic condition of Janakpur has been found more suitable which is as follows: Immediate attention is needed to replace the existing seed stock available at government farms and register seed growers with a high quality breeder’s seed to maintain the varietal purity. 1989.A study of Phosphatic fertilizer in leguminous forage crop Egyptian clover (Trifolium alexndrinum) at different level of P. Second Livestock Development Project (ADB), Annual Report 2046/47. One of the best qualities of frosty is that it germinates very quickly compared to other clovers, which provides excellent early season attraction and hunting opportunities. 3099067 In a previous post, we featured berseem clover (Trifolium alexandrinum) as a potential food plot species. *ensure seed is Goldstrike treated. 16(5), 302-309, May 2020. So get on out there, it’s cold, but a little effort now will save you a lot later! 8. To start receiving Quality Whitetails, become a member of QDMA today. It has oblong-shaped leaflets that are fairly large relative to other clovers. 1989. Uzun A, Acikgoz E. 1998. Pasumarty SV, Matsumura T, Higuchi S, Yamada T. 1993. By closing this message, you are consenting to our use of cookies.