Pheasants Forever Nebraska

Green Firebreak: Alfalfa and Clovers Mix

$28.00 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.

7 lbs PLS/acre | 60.078 PLS/sq ft
 Seed mix updated 04/18/2019.

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Alsike Clover
Ladino Clover
Red Clover
TOTAL: 60.078 PLS/ft2

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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.


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