Pheasants Forever Nebraska

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.

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Description

LEGUMES PLS/ft2
Alfalfa, VNS 15.62
Alsike Clover 15.62
Ladino Clover 16.34
Red Clover 12.59
TOTAL: 60.08

The Habitat Organization

Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education, and land management policies and programs.

Additional information

Seeding Rate

60.08PLS/sq. ft.

Soil Characteristics

Alfalfa and Red Clover are found throughout the US in a wide range of soil conditions. They perform best in deep, well-drained loamy soils. With an extensive root system, alfalfa is drought tolerant but sensitive to low oxygen levels in wet, saturated soils. Red Clover is better-adapted to poorly drained soils. Ladino and Alsike Clover tolerate wet soils better than other clovers.

Sunlight

Full sun