Birdsfoot trefoil resources

Birdsfoot trefoil resources developed under the USDA NIFA OREI Project (Sept. 2012 – Aug. 2017). 

Additional resources will be developed and updated as part of the USDA NIFA Organic Transitions Program project entitled, Overcoming barriers to transitioning small ruminants to organic production:  Effects of feeding birdsfoot trefoil on parasite control, nutritional status & profitability (Jan. 2019 – Dec. 2021).

Current Project Resources:

Guide For Establishing Birdsfoot Trefoil For Pasture and Hay – Fact Sheet April 2014

BFT_recordkeeping_March 2020 Update – BFT Establishment Recordkeeping Worksheet (MS Excel)

Legume_recordkeeping_March 2020 Update – Legume Establishment Recordkeeping Worksheet (MS Excel)

View details from 7 On-farm Birdsfoot Trefoil Demonstration Sites in NY and Maine (2015 and 2016)

Additional resources on Birdsfoot Trefoil
Birdsfoot Trefoil – Penn State Agronomy Facts 20

Birdsfoot trefoil for grazing and harvested forage – North Central Regional Extension Publication 474 (Univ. of Wisconsin)

Birdsfoot Trefoil, a Valuable Tannin-Containing Legume for Mixed Pastures – MacAdam, J. et al., 2006. Online. Forage and Grazinglands doi:10.1094/FG-2006-0912-01-RV.

Click here for more information about the 2019 – 2021 USDA Organic Transitions project.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative under Agreement No. 2012-51300-03654.orei_all