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Seeding Rate - Dryland (kg/ha)
3 - 4
Seeding Rate - High Rainfall/Irrigation (kg/ha)
5 - 8
Hard Seed Level Description
Beef and Sheep
Silage and Hay
Viticulture and Horticulture
High nutritive value and year Round growth Well adapted to grazing
Vigour limited by viral diseases Low tolerance to summer moisture stress
Rhizomatous, prostrate perennial with stolons from crown rooting at nodes. Some stolons may be buried.
Smooth, hairless. Stipules short, needle-point on bluntish end. Spherical seed head.
Trifoliate, leaflets oval or heart shape may have light crescent mark on upper side. Smooth, hairless.
30 to 40 white/seed head; dense clusters on long stalk; globe shaped to 2.5 centimetres diameter; pale pink/white, fade to brown.
Small, oblong pods containing 3 to 4 seeds.
Brown/yellow; egg/heart-shape; approximately equal to 1.6 million per kilogram.
Most productive perennial for high rainfall/irrigated pasture; can maintain presence through ability to recruit seedlings. Vigorous growth in spring/summer can facilitate considerable nitrogen fixation by dominant stands.
Greater than 700 millimetres.
Suited to a wide range of soil pH less than 4.5; optimum 5.3. Tolerates low exchangeable aluminium and poorly drained soils. Well suited to peaty soil.
Cold and frost tolerant. Optimum range, 18 to 30°C.
Most temperate and subtropical spp. including perennial ryegrass, phalaris, tall fescue, kikuyu, paspalum, Rhodes grass and Setaria.
Strawberry clover, red clover and sub. clovers.
0.5 to 2 kilograms per hectare. Ensure seed is Goldstrike® treated.
3 to 8 kilograms per hectare; sow at 5 to 15millimetres into a clean, finely worked seed bed and roll. Ensure seed is Goldstrike® treated.
Autumn or Spring.
Goldstrike® treated. The use of Goldstrike® XLR8™ seed treatment is recommended to reduce damage from insects at seedling stages.
Correct any nutrient deficiencies, especially K, P, Mo, S, Cu, B.
For optimum growth Olsen soil P greater than 15.
Very suitable for silage/hay. Excellent cattle pasture. Can be grazed hard but is susceptible to sustained heavy grazing by sheep in dry conditions; densely stoloniferous but varies with cultivars, small leaved cultivars are less susceptible.
Recruits seedlings well; cattle effectively spread seed via dung.
Moderate on disturbed land free of competitive species only. Prolific seed set and some hard seed dispersed by livestock.
Red legged earth mite, lucerne flea, corbies, cockchafers, webworm, nematodes, cutworms, budworms, reticulated slug.
Fungal: Clover rot (Sclerotinia trifoliorum) Wart disease (Physoderma trifolii). Viral: Alfalfa Mosaic Virus, White Clover Mosaic Virus, Clover Yellow Vein Virus. Mycoplasma: Phyllody.
A wide range of weeds may be encountered. When choosing selective herbicides, consider the stage of growth of the white clover and what non-target companion species are present.
High; nutritive value decline with maturity is considerably less than for most other species.
Readily consumed by livestock, either as green or dry feed.
Good autumn and spring/early summer vigour; good winter-active cvv are available for districts (e.g. coastal) with milder winter.
High bloat risk if dominant in spring. May contain cyanogenic glucoside compounds; the concentration is rarely sufficient to be significant
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