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High Nitrogen, Weed Suppressing Balansa CloverHow does FIXatioN compare to other clovers? Click on each photo to see the dramatic differences
FIXatioN balansa clover produces many more tillers than same species counterparts.
FIXatioN is later maturing, gaining much more biomass before bloom than same species counterparts.
Balansa's small seed size means less cost per acre.
FIXatioN's large hollow stem (left) makes for huge amounts of extremely digestible forage. Seen here with the stem of crimson clover (right).
FIXation balansa clover and Dixie crimson clover broadcast on unprepared seed bed 60 days after seeding
FIXatioN balansa clover (center) proves itself as a late maturing legume, continuing to gain biomass while other species and varieties have gone to flower.
Facts about FIXatioN
Capable of setting more than 100 units of Nitrogen per acre Large amount of high-quality biomass increases soil organic matter with a thick mat of organic mulch Growth of up to 3ft high with stems up to 10ft long suppresses spring weed growth by shading the soil and out-competing weeds for water and nutrients Later maturation (up to 28 days) reduces likelihood of unwanted reseeding
Relative Feed Values as high as 277 (See complete forage testing analysis) Crude protein levels range from 22%-28% 5,250 lbs of extremely digestible dry matter in a single cutting
Small seed size reduces cost/ acre (see planting instructions) Capable of reseeding under proper management Later maturation allows for multiple cuttings/grazings Growth pattern accommodates intensiv grazing regimes
Deep tap root breaks up soil compaction Increases the water-holding capacity of soil Bio-massive growth and root system shades soil and prevents erosion and run-off Capable of 18″ of root growth in just 45 days
Has been shown to be a nutritious and favoured food source for deer and waterfowl Attracts beneficial pollinators and insects
Performs well in wet soils (including short periods of flooding) Survives under snow or in temperatures as low as -14 degrees without snow (Read how FIXatioN has weathered recent harsh winter trials) Can be either fall sown or frost seeded Tolerant to drought, heat, low fertility and shade Thrives in acid-soils where other clovers will not (well suited for soils with pH values ranging between 4.5 to 7.5)
Grows well in mixes with other cover crops – small seed size and hardiness enable it to be successfully broadcast and established with existing forage Nitrogen collected in plant material is annually released back into the soil for use by grasses and crops Suitable for no-till planting and in ley farming dryland systems NOT a host for soybean cyst nematodes