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Cinnamon Plus Red Clover

FSG 401RC Red Clover

  • High forage yield potential
  • Superior forage quality
  • Improved stand persistence
  • Excellent disease resistance

Developed from plant selections made near Franklin, Tennessee, FSG 401RC is an elite new generation diploid medium red clover developed for higher forage yields, improved stand persistence and greater field resistance to black patch (Rhizoctonia). FSG 401RC performs extremely well over a wide geographic area and under variable growing conditions with 50% bloom approximately one day later than Arlington, 4 days earlier than Marathon, and one day earlier than Kenland in the spring. FSG 401RC is the ideal choice for new pastures, overseeding established grass pastures and hay production.

Disease Resistance Ratings

Northern Anthracnose: Highly Resistant (HR) Southern Anthracnose: Highly Resistant (HR) Powdery Mildew: Resistant (R)

Performance Data - Forage Yield/Disease Restistance
North South Total
Entry L/Y %Mean L/Y %Mean L/Y %Mean (1)Black Patch (2)Stand
FSG 401RC 15 106 7 103 22 105 2.9 38
Arlington 76 89 80 5.7 6
Kenland 92 101 94 6.0 29
Kenway 99 97 99 3.8 26
Marathon 92 93 92 4.2 17
FSG 401 RC 9 106 6 105 15 106 3.4 38
Freedom 102 100 101 4.7 34
(1) Disease raiting: 9 > 90% infected plants; 1 < 10% infected plants; average of 2 field ratings
(2) Percent stand, average 3rd and 4th year stands at 4 locations

Purple Bounty Hairy Vetch

  • Ability to fix large quantities of nitrogen
  • Excellent cover crop which produces high biomass
  • Winterhardy
  • Privides a weed suppressing mulch for no-till worn and other crops
  • Flowers two weeks earlier than most hairy vetch

Purple Bounty is a new winterhardy, early maturing hairy vetch variety developed for high nitrogen fixation (up to ½ of a subsequent crop's nitrogen), increased biomass for a thicker mulch and earlier flowering for more flexibility in planting succeeding crops. Vetch forms ground cover slowly in the fall, but root development continues through the winter with substantial growth in the spring. For maximum results, Purple Bounty should be in full bloom to allow for peak nitrogen contribution and to mow, roll or spray for maximum vetch kill. Spring oats or winter grains can also be planted with Purple Bounty to act as a protective cover for improved winter survival and increased erosion control.


Management Recommendations
Plant Rate 20-25 pounds per acre, broadcast or drilled
Plant depth 1 inch
Planting Dates August - October depending on location
Soil pH 6.0-7.0 for optimum results
Drought tolerance Good
Cinnamon Plus Red Clover

Will Ladino Clover

  • Increased forage quality
  • Excellent regrowth following grazing
  • Superior winterhardiness
  • High yield potential
  • Excellent persistence


Management Recommendations
Plant Rate 1.5 - 2#/A
Seeding Dates(fall) 8/15 - 9/ 15
Seeding Dates(spring) 2/20 - 4/1


  • Significant tolerance to southern root-knot nematodes
  • High forage yield potential
  • Superior persistence
  • Released by the University of Florida, selected from Osceola
  • Adapted to southeast and transition zones

Ocoee is a new, elite ladino clover with significant tolerance to southern root-knot nematodes. This tolerance translates into increased stand longevity for farmers in areas where nematodes cause reductions in yields and contribute to stand decline. Released by the University of Florida, Ocoee is the result of breeding work to develop a variety combining the positive attributes of Osceola with improved tolerance to southern root-knot nematodes. Ocoee is widely adapted and will thrive in the southeast and transition regions of the US. Increased forage quality, high yield potential and stand longevity are important characteristics of Ocoee and make it an ideal choice for pasture or hay operations. Ocoee offers many benefits when overseeded into established grass pastures including improved animal performance, increased yields and nitrogen supplied to companion grasses via nitrogen fixation.


2nd stage larvae counts 8 weeks after inoculation with 3 isolates of southern root-knot nematodes (Greenhouse Study-UF)
2nd stage larvae counts 16 weeks after inoculation with 3 isolates of southern root-knot nematodes (Greenhouse Study-UF)
Entry   Mean (1)       Entry   Mean (1)  
Ocoee   65       Ocoee   212  
Osceola   469       Osceola   1482  
(1) Means differ at the 0.05% level of probability according to DNMR test
(1) Means differ at the 0.05% level of probability according to DNMR test


Forage Yield Summary Agronomy Forage Research Unit Gainesville, FL 2003-2004
Variety   Yield (lbs/A)
Ocoee   2754
Osceola   2268
Regal   2317
Patriot   1527
Durana   1598
LSD (0.05)   260

A replication of plants for Osceola (left and Ocoee (right) 16 weeks after inoculation in a greenhouse study



  • Superior, deep penetrating taproot
  • Reduces soil compaction
  • Builds organic matter
  • Improves nutrient recycling
  • Excellent weed suppression
  • Enhances soil tilth

Eco-Till Soilbuster Radish is a new Daikon type forage radish specifically developed for fall/winter cover crop applications. These radishes offer impressive benefits to the soil and the environment including the reduction of soil compaction, improved nutrient recycling, increased organic matter, enhancement of soil tilth and suppression of weeds to name a few.

A superior, deep penetrating taproot is one characteristic that separates Eco-Till Soilbuster radishes from the competition. The thin, lower portion of the taproot can grow to a depth of six feet or more while the thick upper portion of the taproot can grow to a length of 24 inches. This taproot creates vertical holes in the soil profile that breaks up soil compaction and improves soil tilth. This process, known as "bio-drilling", improves water infiltration, aeration and fertilizer efficiency for succeeding crops. Equally important is the ability of these radishes to take up nutrients from the soil profile to be stored in the tissues near the soil surface and make them readily available for use by the following crop.

Based on the decision of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on January 27, 2011, Genuity® Roundup Ready® Alfalfa seed is available for sale and distribution by authorized Seed Companies or their dealers for use in the United States only. This seed may not be planted outside of the United States, or for the production of seed, or sprouts.

Monsanto Company is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). Monsanto products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with Monsanto's Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. This product has been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. Do not export Genuity® Roundup Ready® alfalfa seed or crop, including hay or hay products, to China pending import approval. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their grain handler or product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product. Excellence Through Stewardship® is a registered trademark of Biotechnology Industry Organization.

ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready® crops contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Roundup Ready® and Roundup® are registered trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. ©2011 Monsanto Company.

Management Recommendations:

  • Planting Rate:
    • Conventional or No-Till Drill: 8-10 lbs/Acre.
    • Broadcast: 12-15 lbs/Acre (broadcast seed needs a light disking or rolling with a corrugated roller to ensure proper seed to soil contact).
  • Planting Date:
    • North of Interstate 80- Late July to August 15. Between Interstate 40 & Interstate 80- Late July to September 15.
  • Seeding Depth:
    • 1/4 - 1/2 inch (can be planted up to 1" if soil conditions are dry)
  • Germination:
    • 3-7 days (with proper soil temperatures and moisture.
  • Fertility:
    • Apply as directed by soil test. Nitrogen deficiency will limit overall growth, the ability to compete with woods and root penetration through compacted soils.
  • Soil pH:
    • 6.5 - 7.0 (for optimum performance)


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