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FIXatioN Balansa Clover

A late maturing, bio-massive clover that smothers weeds, fixes nitrogen, and reduces your input costs

FIXatioN Balansa Clover vs. Enduro

Balansa Clover (Trifolium michelianum Savi) has multiple applications. As a cover crop, FIXatioN can be used as weed control as well as fixing nitrogen to reduce input costs. In mixtures with other legumes and grasses, Balansa clover creates a highly nutritious forage fed as hay, silage, or pasture.

FIXatioN Balansa clover has proven again and again to truly be an innovative step in seed research and regenerative agriculture. Not only does it save us from the rising cost of commercial inputs, it saves our soil from the detrimental and erosive effects of those inputs. The results: higher yields, healthier soil, and a cleaner earth.

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Nitrogen Fixation

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Erosion Control

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Weed Control

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Compacted Soils

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Nutrient Recycling

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Water Infiltration

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Quick Growth

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Quality Forage

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Nematode Control

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Beneficial Insectary

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Root Structure
Carbon Ratio
Seeds Per Pound
Tap Root

Planting Instructions:

Seeding Rate:
5-8 lbs./acre (monoculture)
3-5 lbs./acre (in mixes)
8-10 lbs./acre (monoculutre)
5-8 lbs./acre (in mixes)
Planting Depth:
1/8- 1/4 inch
Ideal Soil:
Tolerates poorly drained soils with moderate salinity.
Ideal Planting Season:
Fall, or Spring if necessary
FIXatioN has many benefits, none more impressive than it’s ability to fix nitrogen. Nodules that are on the tap-root interact synergistically with the special rhizobia contained in the seed coating to “fix” nitrogen from the atmosphere.
Forage Quality Ability to improve forage quality by suppressing weeds and providing highly nutritious forage  
Nutrient Recycling Ability to store excess nutrients for use in subsequent cash crops  
Quick Growth Ability to increase soil organic matter by accumulating biomass in a short period of time  
Weed Suppression Ability to suppress weeds by shading soil and releasing allelopathic chemicals  
Nitrogen Fixation Ability to fix nitrogen into your soil for your subsequent cash crops to utilize as fertilizer for growth and energy  
Beneficial Insectary Ability to attract beneficial insects and reduce your reliance on costly insecticides  
Soil Compaction Ability to increase nutrient uptake and root development by breaking up dense and compacted soil  
Erosion Control Ability to hold soil in place to capture and retain moisture from rainfall and prevent topsoil erosion  
Water Management Ability to increase field productivity by improving the drainage of wet soils  
FIXatioN balansa clover is the most cold-tolerant annual clover; it can withstand temperatures down to -15˚F. FIXatioN can tolerate a variety of soil types and can even grow through short periods of standing water.  
Heat Ability to tolerate heat stress caused by warm temperatures and/or limited water availability  
Drought Ability to tolerate periods of limited water availability  
Sub-Freezing Ability to tolerate freezing temperatures for an extended period of time  
Shade Ability to tolerate low light conditions caused by plant competition  
Flood Ability to tolerate standing water or flooded areas for a limited period of time  
Low Fertility Ability to tolerate soils with limited nitrogen, and other mineral resources necessary for growth  
FIXatioN plants retain actively growing leaves along the entire stem. This growth habit allows for better recovery than seen in Crimson, Arrowleaf, and other annual clovers
Protein 28.40% 
Relative Forage Value 277 
Water Soluble Carbohydrates 20.20% 
Total Digestible Nutrients 11%
Red=Host, Green=Non-host, Yellow=Insufficient Data
Columbia Root Knot  
Northern Root Knot  
Southern Root Knot  
Soybean Cyst  
Sugarbeet Cyst