Utilization based on game camera survey on this crop choice + evidence of use
Grandpa Ray sent me a small amount of balansa clover seed to try in a far northern climate. I tilled, packed, broadcasted and packed again to create a firm seed bed. The plot needed no lime or fertilizer. Unfortunately, this species of clover did not do well. It germinated, but the clover remained stunted and very weak. Not a total fail, but close.
Activity was very poor, as expected. The deer nibbled the clover, on occassion, but nearly all of my photos are showing deer walking through the plot.
I am not quite sure what went wrong, I followed standard practices for clover plots and I had good soil reports for both lime and fertilizer. I know this plot does well in the south so perhaps it's not ideal for more northern climates with strong moisture.
Plot Photo (Macro)
Plot Photo (Micro)
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