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Nitrogen Fixing and clover

Clover is one of the best nitrogen fixing plants available. Clovers have the ability to obtain nitrogen from the atmosphere and “fix” it in nodules on its roots; this is called nitrogen fixation. The amount of nitrogen fixed varies depending on species, stand density, fertility, weather, and the extent to which the clover has been defoliated. However, numerous studies have shown that crimson clover, ladino or white clover, and red clover with its substantial amount of nitrogen fixation represents significant savings compared with purchasing nitrogen.

Oregon Clover - Nitrogen Fixing

Publications on Nitrogen fixation of clovers

Nitrogen Flow

Rising Nitrogen prices puts focus back on clovers

Improving Cover Crops with Crimson Clover

Clover provides nitrogen for soil, forage for cattle

Advances in Nitrogen fixation

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