I Have a few questions for those of you that graze sweet clover.
I am a fairly recent transplant to Eastern Oklahoma so my experience with it is fairly limited. I am a beekeeper in addition to running cows so the attraction is obvious but I have a few concerns that I need to quell before I go slinging seed all over the ranch.
I'm aware of the cumourin problem in hay and silage but get conflicting information on grazing it. Have you ever had a problem with grazing it? My concern is that I may have problems with it spoiling as standing feed due to the humidity here and I need it to mature to get the bloom so mowing isn't an option.
I know that there are low cumourin varieties available but have not found seed from a US supplier. Does anyone know of a source?
Do you see any difference in varieties? Ideal for me would be annual sweet clover as I plan to frost seed and that would bloom the first year but it also has to work for the cattle so if another variety is better grazing I need to factor that in.
It is common on the side of the road here but never seems to get very far into pastures. Is there a reason for that beyond it being sprayed?
Is there anything else I'm to ignorant to ask about now that I would wish I'd have known at some later point in time?