Sweet Clover Presents Challenges
July 18, 2019
Sweet clover is in abundance this year in response to excellent moisture conditions early in the growing season. Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing, according to Powder River Extension Agent Mary Rumph. As a grazing resource, sweet clover can be excellent feed. Research from North Dakota State University has documented yearlings gaining over 2 pounds per head per day grazing sweet clover pasture.
However, sweet clover is a legume so it can cause bloat. Most of the time in this region, sweet clover is a part of a diversity of grasses, sedges, legumes and forbs on rangeland or past...