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Photo by Candace CummingsQuick Reference Guide to Wildlife Plantings

April 2014


B) Broadcast
D) Drill

a) annual
p) perennial


  • 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.

Quick Reference Guide to Wildlife Plantings

Quick Reference Guide to Wildlife Plantings

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

Compiled by:  

Marion Barnes – Extension Agent

John Andrae – Extension Forage Specialist

David Gunter – Extension Grain Specialist

Greg Yarrow – Professor of Wildlife Ecology

Download the printer-friendly version of Quick Reference Guide to Wildlife Plantings (PDF, 212 KB)


This article is a publication of Clemson University Cooperative Extension's Forestry & Natural Resources team.
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