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Clovers And Drought

Categories: Grains and Forage Crops

I have sandy loam with some alkali. In wet years it is regarded as too

damp in some places. Can you give me any information on the following

points? I have practically no water for irrigation and I feel sure that

alfalfa would not grow without it. Do you think that clover would make

one or more cuttings without water?

Red and white clover are less tolerant of drought than alfalfa, which,

being a deep-rooting plant, is especially commended in dry-farming

undertakings. Red clover will grow better on low wet lands than will

alfalfa, but the land must not dry out or the red clover will die during

the dry season. None of the plants will stand much alkali.