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.

Additional Resources

Cool–Season Forages for Wildlife Food Plots in N. Florida

South Carolina Sportsman

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resource Management Manual

Supplemental Wildlife Food Planting Manual for the Southeast

Growing and Managing Successful Food Plots for Wildlife in the Mid–South