Bolta - Balansa clover

Excellent feed quality

  • Balansa clover.
  • Superior late spring growth.
  • Highly tolerant to diseases.
  • Tolerates waterlogging and mild soil salinity.
  • Well suited to high productive ryegrass mixtures.
  • High quality forage.

    This temperate legume, mainly used in Southern areas, is the earliest heading species amongst the annual legumes. This means it produces high forage yield, especially in winter. The semi-erect growing plants produce a good ground cover and can be used for both grazing as cutting systems. Balansa clover is adapted to light acid to neutral soils and is hard seeded. Depending on flowering its self-regeneration potential is very high.

     

    Bolta characteristics

    Rainfall required: 550mm+

    pH-range (CaCl2): 4,6 – 8,0

    Flowering: Late

    Self-regeneration: Excellent

    Growth habit: Semi-erect

    Establishment: Good

    Application: Silage, intensive grazing

    Sowing rate: 1-5 kg/ha, in mix with grasses and legumes

     

    Specifications
    Species
    Balansa clover
    Annual clovers

    Annual clover offers a range of grazing, hay and silage options with multiple benefits including nitrogen fixation, weed control rotations and disease breaks. The addition to grass or hay can increase feed quality, protein content and provide nitrogen for grass or cereal growth.