Seedbed: What are those partial stands of red clover worth?

Here’s a quick way of determining the best single rate of nitrogen to apply to your field so as to give the greatest net return


Every year, we get questions about how much nitrogen credit to give for an uneven stand of red clover. It would be easy if half the field had a good stand, and half was poor, so that we could recommend giving full credit to the good half and no credit to the poor half.  Unfortunately, most fields are so patchy that applying N separately to the good and the poor areas is not an option.

Better Farming - May 2009