A cool season annual legume with similar winter hardiness to winter peas and crimson clover. This crop can be used for forage, cover crop and wildlife uses. FIXatioN tolerates both low and high pH soils plus very wet soils. It also has a high amount of hard seed that can remain viable in the soil for three years.
FIXatioN matures approximately 14 days later than Dixie Crimson Clover and as much as 28 days later than other commercially available Balansa varieties. Despite being later in maturity, overall growth is greater than that of the earlier maturing Balansa clover varieties throughout the growing cycle. The later maturity allows for multiple cuttings/grazing and reduces the likelihood of unwanted re-seeding. Fully developed plants exhibit excellent re-growth, and recover more rapidly than other clovers. Forage yield is quite impressive, reaching as much as 5,250 lbs of extremely digestible dry matter in a single cutting. Plants are able to support growth up to 3 feet high with stems as long as 8 feet long. Crude protein levels range from 22% to 28.4% with relative feed values measured as high as 277.
Balansa Clover is a cool season annual and performs well on a range of soils. It is high-producing on both acidic and alkaline soils. Small seed; must be seeded very shallow. Recommended seeding rate: 3-8 lbs/A.
FIXatioN Balansa Clover is pre-inoculated with Rhizobium bacteria for best nitrogen fixation.