Fixation Balansa Clover - Nitro Coat OMRI

Fixation Balansa Clover - Nitro Coat OMRI

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Seeding Rate: 5-6 lbs/acre

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Due to the very small seed size, comparable to a white clover, Balansa requires less pounds of seed per acre than many other clovers. When Balansa is in the early rosette stage of its life cycle, above ground growth may be limited but it will be utilizing its energy to anchor the taproot which has been observed to reach 18" deep in just 45 days. Balansa is very tolerant of grazing in the rosette stage, in fact this actually encourages Balansa to tiller more readily. If your suffering from soybean cyst nematodes an added bonus is that Balansa isn't a host plant, while crimson clover is a moderate host. Flowering will occur about two weeks later than crimson clover in the spring and can last for about 4-5 weeks. The flowers can range from white to pink and are very attractive to pollinator insects. As Balansa matures it produces very large hollow stems, making a roller/crimper a viable termination method.

When is the right time to plant? Compare the germination temperature listed below to your soil temperature. Read this article for more info: When Can I Start Planting?

Basic Info
Maturity (Days) Seeds/lb C/N at Maturity Growth Habit Root Type/Depth Cold Kill (F) Dry Matter Potential(Tons/acre)
Biennial 500000 Low Prostrate Shallow Taproot -5 1.5 - 3
Use and Characteristics
N Fix Potential Lasting Residue Palatability Hay Harvest Regrowth Deep Compaction Surface Compaction Weed Suppression Crimp Kill
50-200 Fair Very Good Very Good Excellent Fair Good Excellent Easy
Plant Depth Min Germ Temp(F) Drilled Seed Rate (lbs/acre) Broadcast Seed Rate (lb/acre)
1/5 - 1/4" 42 5-6 6-8
Heat Drought Shade Wet Soil Low Fertility Low pH Soil High pH Salinity High pH Calcareous
Fair Good Very Good Excellent Fair Very Good Very Good Good