Green Firebreak: Alfalfa and Clovers Mix
$29.00 per acre
This green firebreak seed mix has legume species that can grow in diverse soil and climatic conditions: alfalfa for drought tolerance, alsike clover for wet or flood-prone areas, red and ladino clovers for everything in between. By incorporating green firebreaks into land management, food and cover value for wildlife improves. Nesting and brood-rearing cover for pheasants and quail, now that’s great habitat!
Vegetated firebreaks need to be installed well in advance of the prescribed fire. Alfalfa and clover often take 2 years or more to generate a robust stand. Plants within vegetated firebreaks eventually mature and need to be maintained through a periodic mowing to reduce height and litter accumulation. Baling or raking can be used to remove the mowed material from the firebreak.
*Please note that seed prices are subject to change depending on availability. Seed mix updated 10/03/2018.