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Synergy Seeds supply a combination of high-grade temperate legumes, grasses, cereals, tropical and vetch varieties. We supply both proprietary and public varieties, so that our customers can meet the demands of their markets.

Frontier

Balansa Clover
Trifolium michelianum

Frontier is an annual temperate pasture legume that grows during the autumn, winter and vigorously during spring.

Frontier is an early maturing hard seeded annual clover, that is well suited for low to medium rainfall zones. It demonstrates semi-erect growth when grown in a mixed sward, but the plant will remain prostrate if grown as a pure sward or grazed. Leaf size, shape and markings vary significantly with some having strong leaf marks ranging in colour from white to silver, pink or green.

Frontier can provide excellent early herbage production in medium rainfall zones. It was selected for its early flowering attribute and increased forage production. Frontier has excellent seed yielding ability that ensures good regeneration and pasture density suited to heavy grazing. It is highly digestible (14-18% crude protein) and can be used on its own or in pasture blends that may consist of persian clover, sub clover, grasses or lucerne. Frontier provides added benefits as a disease break while fixing nitrogen which is available in the soil for the subsequent crops.

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Growing Conditions

  • Soil Type

    Suited to medium to heavy soil types. Unsuited to poorly drained alkaline clay soils or deep infertile sands or soils with a high free lime content. Frontier is tolerant of waterlogging and moderate soil salinity.

  • Sowing Rate

    Mixes 2 - 4kg/ha
    Pure 4 - 6kg/ha Dryland
    Pure 6 - 10kg/ha Irrigated

  • Rainfall

    350mm+

  • pH

    4.6 - 8.0 (CaCl2)

  • Inoculant

    Group C Rhizobium

Advantages

  • Early maturing approx. 100 days to flowering
  • Flowers 20 days earlier than Paradana and 30-35 days earlier than Bolta
  • Suited to long term pasture phases
  • Tolerates waterlogging and mild soil salinity
  • Tolerates a wide range of broadleaf herbicides
  • High winter/spring dry matter production and nitrogen fixation
  • Excellent regeneration from hard seed
  • Recovers strongly from heavy grazing

Frontier Balansa Clover, Keith South Australia

Here’s a production inspection of an early flowering Balansa crop called Frontier. It’s a second year regeneration paddock. The paddock is looking good for crop hygiene. In alkaline country, conical snails can be an issue but they’ve been baited to reduce damage to the crop in seedling stage. Frontier is very hard seeded and a prolific seeder. In long term pasture blends where farmers are looking for continual regeneration, Frontier Balansa fills that on farm requirement. Annual Clover

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