AC Greenfix is a new annual
legume in the United States, developed as a fertilizer alternative
to supply green manure Nitrogen for both organic and conventional growers.
In only 8-10 weeks of growth an average of 80-100 lbs N/acre can be
produced. This plant is drought tolerant, moisture efficient, resistant
to many insects and diseases, and suitable for a variety of climates
and soil types. It has been found to markedly enhance all major components
of soil biological quality and boost soil fertility. AC Greenfix should
be of interest to every farmer who wants to increase soil fertility
and improve yields and soil conservation.
AC Greenfix is a variety of chickling vetch (Lathyrus sativus L.) also
known as a grass pea or grassy peavine, bred at the Semiarid Prairie Agricultural
Research Centre in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada, by Dr. V. O. Biederbeck.