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Commodities: Field Crops: Forages

Georgia Forages: Berseem Clover

Dr. Dennis Hancock,
Forage Extension Specialist
Crop & Soil Sciences Dept. Berseem Clover

Berseem clover is a non-bloating winter annual that is adapted to the southern part of the state. Stands in north Georgia are frequently winterkilled. Berseem has a longer grazing season, a lower bloat potential, and produces higher yields than crimson clover. Berseem is not tolerant of acid soils, but typically does better than many other winter annual legumes in poorly drained sites. Berseem also has a higher boron requirement than other annual clovers and often does better on soils with more organic matter. Berseem is not a good reseeder. Seed supplies are limited, but look for 'Bigbee'.