Berseem is a fast-growing, annual clover that will winter-kill. Berseem clover will grow quickly when planted in mid-summer if moisture is sufficient.
For fall forage, 1.5 to 2 tons dry matter (TDM) per-acre biomass production is possible
A 40-60 lbs N per-acre nitrogen credit is possible for a subsequent crop (following year). However, growth and N accumulation may be limited under dry conditions.
Plant annual legumes July 15 to August 15 in southern WI, or until August 5 in the north.
Seeding rate: 10-12 lbs per-acre alone
Depth: ¼ inch.
Inoculate seed with Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar trifolii (R. trifolii).
Management and termination
None needed, will winter kill in Wisconsin
In a cover crop mix
After wheat: Berseem can be mixed with any of the small grain cover crops. 8-10 lbs with 30 lbs per-acre oats or barley.
Research in Wisconsin
This study explored using Berseem and Crimson Clovers after winter wheat.