120 Extender

Extended soil coverage mixing traditional biomass options with the improved winter-hardiness and rooting potential of balansa clover

• Multi-use cover crop mix is good for forage and/or building biomass through extended soil coverage
• Triticale acts similar to cereal rye, with better forage quality and animal acceptance
• Balansa clover has shown improved winter-hardiness vs many other clover species
• Balansa is slower to establish than other clovers, so spring growth ultimately yields better nitrogen contribution

Termination: Triticale can be controlled with traditional glyphosate rates prior to 12-18” growth. 2’ tall triticale should be controlled with roller or crimper. If mowing, wait until triticale begins to flower. Radish will terminate with multiple nights in the teens. If radish survive, glyphosate and 2,4-D offer an effective control method. If balansa overwinters, herbicide applications including glyphosate prior to flowering have been effective.

 Considerations: When seeded early in summer, additional grains or grass will need to be added to compete against radish growth. Triticale can tie up nitrogen and other nutrients. Controlling triticale early results in less nutrient tie-up and conserves more water. Balansa is a prolific re-seeder. Termination or grazing prior to flowering will remove the risk.

Seeding Rate:

35-40 lbs/acre

40-50 lbs/acre for forage

 

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