FIXatioN Balansa Clover

FIXatioN balansa clover’s most impressive capability is saving you money.

With FIXatioN’s low seeding rate of 3-5 pounds per acre in a mix, and its incredible ability to fix nitrogen in your soil, it basically pays for itself – not to mention its ability to suppress weeds with its incredible Bio-Massive stems. Make the investment in FIXatioN balansa clover today and see your future returns grow.
Species/Variety
Lifespan
Root Structure
Carbon Ratio
pH
Legumes/ Frosty Berseem Clover
Annual
Tap Root
20:1
5.0 – 7.8

Tolerates or is useful for

Somewhat tolerant or useful for

Is not tolerant or useful for

BENEFITS

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 air.
Forage Quality Ability to improve forage quality by suppressing weeds and providing highly nutritious forage  
Nutrient Recycling Ability to store excess nutrients from cash crops for use in subsequent plantings  
Quick Regrowth 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  
Nematode Resistance Ability to suppress the growth of nematodes by interrupting their reproductive cycles  

Grow Your Own Fertilizer

Nodules that are on the tap-root interact synergistically with the special rhizobia contained in the seed coating to “fix” nitrogen from the air.

TOLERANCE

FIXatioN balansa clover is the most cold-tolerant annual clover; it can withstand temperatures down to -14˚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  

FORAGE USABILITY

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
Silage  
Hay  
Grazing  
Stockpile  

Dairy & Cattle Beef

Sheep & Goats

Wildlife Foodplots

Hay or Silage

Cover Crops

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PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS

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.
Drilled Broadcast
Seeding Rate Mono-culture 5 lb./acre IN Mixes 3 lb./acre Mono-culture 8 lb./acre in mixes 5 lb./acre
Planting depth 1/8-1/4 inch
ideal soil Soil pH of 4.5-8.0, tolerates poorly drained soils with moderate salinity.
As a serious deer manager, I am always searching for the best nutritional forages to supplement my deer herd. I have made a proven and definite find for one of the best deer forages that I have ever used. It’s FIXatioN Balansa Clover.
Chris Herring
Southern Forest Timber

RESEARCH

FIXatioN’s huge amount of biomass aids in weed suppression and keeps the soil cool and moist. In Oregon field trials, FIXatioN outgrew and smothered rogue daikon radish plants that had not winter-killed.

Cover Crop Variety Trial, 2016-2017

Fixation balansa clover out-performed Frontier in all analyzed categories minus date of bloom in which Frontier bloomed 1 week earlier than Fixation.
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2015 Clover Trial-PSU Rock Springs, PA Species of Annual Cool Seasons Planted in 2016 & 2017

Fixation Balansa Clover saw a higher winter hardiness score compared to other varieties tested.
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