Published Jun 24, 2021

Live from the Farm: Extended Rotations with Red Clover

By Practical Farmers of Iowa

Red clover might just be Ben Dwire’s favorite crop to grow. During this episode, we talked with Ben about all things red clover and how this nitrogen-fixing cover crop can help other parts of his extended rotations and his livestock operation. We took a peek at the red clover he’s underseeded with his oats and discussed how he manages his cover crop together with his small-grain crop. Then we hopped over to the other side of the road and took a look at corn that followed last year’s red clover, where Ben is experimenting with taking nitrogen credits and cutting nitrogen by roughly 40 units.