Clover has a symbiotic relationship with Rhizobium bacteria. Clovers and other legumes provide homegrown, slow-release nitrogen, which is more environmentally friendly than commercial nitrogen. Clover furnishes pollen and nectar for honeybees and can increase populations of beneficial predatory insects. Planting clover seed also provides food for wildlife, including deer, rabbits, and game birds.

University Forage Program Homepages

Oregon State University - MatchClover Application

Oregon State University - Forage Information System

Pennsylvania State University - Forage Homepage

Purdue University (Indiana) - Forage Information

University of Wisconsin - Forage Research and Extension

Auburn University

University of Georgia

University of Kentucky

Texas A & M University

Iowa State University