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Results of Balansa clover demonstrations in Arkansas

Wet Tolerance Clover

The objective of the trial was to compare wet soil tolerance of several clovers. 

  • Arrowleaf Clover (Blackhawk)
  • Balansa Clover (Fixation)
  • Crimson Clover (Dixie)
  • White Clover (Durana)

The clover was no-till planted into bermudagrass in October and November. 

Wet Tolerance Clover Demonstrations

Fertilizer P & K, as well as boron, were applied according to soil test recommendations.

Fertilizer P & K soil test recommendations

There were several sites across Arkansas with moderate to poorly drained soils where the clover was planted.

Clover Demonstrations Arkansas

The clovers were evaluated on their tolerance to wet soils based on canopy height and stand occupancy rates.

Results

Overall the balansa clover outperformed all others varieties with notable success in canopy height. 

University of Arkansas Balansa Clover Demonstrations Canopy Height

 

University of Arkansas Balansa Clover Demonstrations Stand Occupancy

University of Arkansas Balansa Clover Demonstrations Quote 1

University of Arkansas Balansa Clover Demonstrations Quote 2

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