Extension Forestry & Natural Resources
Wildlife & Fisheries Biology - Environmental & Natural Resources - Forest Resources
Quick Reference Guide to Wildlife Plantings
- Most plantings prefer a soil pH range from 5.8 to 6.2.
- Clovers and alfalfa prefer a soil pH range from 6.2 to 6.5. Clemson Extension recommends a soil test before planting any crop.
Recommended Legume/Clover Varieties:
- Alfalfa: Upstate: Alfagraze, Ameristand 403, Bulldog 505
- Low Country: Bulldog 805, Amerigraze 702
- Arrowleaf Clover: Apache and Blackhawk are highly preferred due to virus resistance, but Yuchi is acceptable.
- Ball Clover: Ball
- Berseem Clover: Bigbee
- Cowpea: Iron and Clay
- Crimson Clover: Dixie is widely available and remains a good variety.
- Lablab: Rio Verde, Rongai
- Lespedeza: Marion
- Red Clover: Upstate: Bulldog, Cimarron Plus, Redlan Max
- Low Country: Cherokee, Southern Belle
- Soybean: Hinson, Tyson (both non RR and forage types)
- Subterranean Clover: Mt. Barker
- White Clover, Ladino: Osceola, Regal, RegalGraze, Will
- White Clover, Intermediate: Durana, Patriot, Resolute
Marion Barnes – Extension Agent
John Andrae – Extension Forage Specialist
David Gunter – Extension Grain Specialist
Greg Yarrow – Professor of Wildlife Ecology
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