Dwarf Essex Rape Seed (25%)
Ladino Clover (20%)
Ladino white clover is a giant white clover.
The plants grow up to 14 inches high. Ladino recovers quickly from grazing or clipping, as new leaf and flower buds are continually developing on the running stems. Ladino has done best on medium to heavy soils with abundant moisture. However, it will tolerate poor conditions better than some other clovers. It is usually sown in a mixture with grasses. In the South, white clover is a winter annual. It ranks high in feed value and is a highly palatable soil improvement crop.
Medium Red Clover (20%)
Medium red clover is the most widely grown. It ranks next to alfalfa in hay value. It is an excellent soil fertility builder. Two hay cuttings can usually be taken per season.
Vernal Alfalfa (15%)
Vernal has been the standard of the industry for many years. It exhibits good winter hardiness, has moderate re-growth after cutting, is fine stemmed and has dark green leaves. Vernal is used mostly for hay production in medium rotation applications. Vernal was developed by the University of Wisconsin and released in 1953.
FIXatioN Balansa Clover (10%)
Alsike Clover (10%)
Adapted to the same general area as red clover. It prefers a heavy, moist soil and will do better than other clovers on poorly drained acid soils. Alsike matures early, has a tendency to lodge and is essentially a "one cut" clover. Because it does well on low, wet land, alsike is well adapted to mixtures with other clovers and grasses, especially timothy. Alsike produces high quality pasture and hay.
Forage Chicory (5%)
Chicory is a biennial/perennial forb that was introduced to the US in the late 1700s. Its succulent leaves are valued for forage and its prominent tap roots are sometimes harvested for their fructo-oligosaccharide content or for use as a coffee additive. Chicory is well adapted to temperate environments and tolerates a wide range of soil conditions. It performs best on moderately drained, deep soils with medium to high fertility. The persistence of chicory is similar to that of alfalfa. Good stands can last for five years or more with good management. Chicory performs well not only by itself, but also in mixtures with other cool-season forages. When induced to flower, it "bolts" and produces stems with sparse foliage and purple-blue flowers.