Frigid Forage Plow Down Clover cover crop seed blend is a first of its kind blend of fast-growing annual and bi-annual clovers formulated to provide a green manure cover crop. It is ideal if you intend to plant a late-season annual, like Big and Beasty or Autumn Quick Plot.
As the name implies, a plow down clover cover crop is planted in the Spring and then plowed under as green manure when you are ready to re-plant the field. When the clover is plowed under the buried plants, it will act as green manure for your plot. As the plants decay they will provide beneficial organic material for your soil along with much needed nutrients. Additional plow down clover cover crop benefits are:
Keep your soil healthy and provide nutrition throughout summer, plus help ensure success with your Fall plantings.
Green manure, also called a cover crop, is a crop that is grown specifically for the protection and enrichment of the soil. It is grown and turned into the soil to improve its overall quality. When turned into soil, these plants break down and release important nutrients into the soil to help future plants grow better. In addition, they can help prevent leaching, soil erosion, and weed growth.
Our Plow Down Clover cover crop is best planted in the Spring and then plowed when you are ready to re-plant the field. View our Plow Down Clover planting instructions.
The seeding rate is 8-10 lbs/acre for our Plow Down Clover cover crop blend.