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Discussion Board - Re: Clover types

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02-26-2014 08:05:15

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Old, I spoke to the head of MFA's seed division and he told me that they "do not" have a 5-6 year clover. He indicated that their "best" clover was "Forage Master Red"...but that he would NEVER quote it as being a 5-6 year product. I also called Missouri Southern Seeds in Rolla, Mo. They too did not know of this kind of clover. They indicated that there were just too many diseases affecting clover.....thus he too thought the 5-6 year deal was incorrect.
Both company's said their "best" clover seeds would retail in the 2.50-3.50 per pound range.

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02-26-2014 08:11:45

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 Re: Clover types in reply to randallinMo, 02-26-2014 08:05:15  
I need to add that I'm not saying that what you've been told is incorrect. Most MFA exchanges have the freedom to sell whatever they want. I have to admit, a "6 year clover" really interests me. I too had never heard of it.

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02-26-2014 08:26:12

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 Re: Clover types in reply to randallinMo, 02-26-2014 08:11:45  
Try calling this number. It is the MFA in Lebanon MO 417-532-3174. That is the place I talked to and they have 2 types that they say will last up to 6 or more years one being pioneer

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02-27-2014 06:48:43

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 Re: Clover types in reply to old, 02-26-2014 08:26:12  
Out of curiosity, I called the MFA in Lebanon. 'Spoke to the manager...he was very helpful. They do indeed sell the clovers you mentioned. One is Durana, the second is called Patriot. Both are crosses of Jumbo Ladino clover and White Dutch clover. The "say" they have deeper, more profuse root systems thus giving them better longevity. Both are adapted to poorer soils with lower fertility. They indicated they yield more than the regular white dutch clover. They have sold these for 3 years now. They said that "most" of their sales of this product had gone to "production agriculture".....balance being food plots. They quoted me the $6.50 per pound rate...with 3 lb per acre seeding rate. I guess my thoughts (based upon what they told me) would be "buyer beware".

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02-27-2014 09:23:53

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 Re: Clover types in reply to randallinMo, 02-27-2014 06:48:43  
Durana did not come close to meeting my expectations when I tried it.

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02-27-2014 08:44:03

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 Re: Clover types in reply to randallinMo, 02-27-2014 06:48:43  
Ya I do not like the white Dutch type clovers due to the animals not eating it well so guess I'll stick with the Red clover and Sweet clovers I have always planted

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