Surviving Drought and Cold – Champaign/IL

Surviving Drought and Cold - Champaign/IL

Yes sir, very impressed with the FIXatioN Balansa clover. If it was a perennial I wouldn’t plant anything else. I planted the seed in late summer, early fall of 2017. It did really well with very little effort or maintenance. It greened up good going into our deer season, the deer would walk thru the corn and beans and head straight to the clover. We killed deer from early October thru late January. It stayed green. My farm is 70 miles from my home and I hadn’t seen the plots since February 2018. When I went over this week I couldn’t believe the stands of clover. It was tall and thick and pure. The weeds had been smothered out. It was flourishing even in the places that it was thin or non-existent last fall due to severe drought. Somehow it survived even in those places and was flourishing.

You could see in all the plots where the deer were eating it down. Deer beds are all over in the clover where they are bedding an feeding. Deer scat everywhere, the fields were beautiful. I mowed the fields that were fully flowered and showing no signs of dying out. I mowed them down tight to the ground. When I returned 2 days after mowing, it had grown several inches. Still flourishing. I will be back over there in a few days to get a look at it, but it appears to continue to flourish. Kinda hate to spray it to kill it. I will be planting the FIXatioN balansa again this year. If you could get it to be a perennial I would plant every plot I have in it and probably never plant anything else.

I’ve been planting food plots since 1976 and I have never seen anything make it through a severe drought, and stay so green through a very cold winter like it has. This has been a way-below-normal cold, late spring. I am absolutely amazed and satisfied with FIXatioN after my first planting. I have about 15 acres just for food plots. They range from 1/4 acre to 2.5 acres. If you can get this to be a long-lived perennial – sign me up!’ Larry Walker – farms in E. Central Illinois, and West Central Indiana.



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