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SARDI Persian Persian Clover

SARDI Persian

Trifolium resupinatum

Regenerating annual pastures

Hard seeded type with mid maturity

  • Highly digestible forage legume
  • Tolerant of waterlogging
  • Hard seeded Persian clover 'resupinatum' type
  • Low growing point results in excellent grazing recovery
  • Excellent feed conversion for grazing animals
  • Regenerates from seed in late season environments
Seed Agronomy Table
Maturity Early-Mid
Hard Seed Level (description) High
Waterlogging Tolerance Excellent
Seeding Rate - Dryland (kg/ha) 5 - 8
Seeding Rate - High Rainfall/Irrigation (kg/ha) 10 - 15
Hard Seed Level 1 = Least Hard 10 = Most Hard • Burr Burial Strength 1 = Very Weak 10 = Very Strong
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  • Goldstrike®


  • High nutritive value
  • Extremely high production potential
  • Multi cut forage crop
  • Tolerant of seasonal flooding
  • Some tolerance of salinity
  • Free of oestrogen risks


  • Poor regeneration

Plant Description
  • Erect, annual. Up to 750 millimetres in height.

  • Up to 35 millimetre diameter, hollow, soft.

  • Trifoliate, up to 25 millimetres long, plain, strongly veined, oval-shaped leaflets with serrated margins.

  • Pink-violet flowers. Many-flowered cluster and mature in axillary, white, spherical, woolly seed heads to 15 millimetre diameter on long stalks.

  • Membranous, dehiscing at thickened sutures; one seeded.

  • Approximately equal to 1 millimetre long, ovoid, various colours (brown, olive, purple); Approximately equal to 1.5 million per kilogram.

Pasture Type and Use

A winter-growing, annual capable of excellent winter and spring growth. Suited to seasonal irrigation. A valuable fodder crop.


Greater than 300 millimetre in winter/spring rainfall zone for dryland use. Also used with irrigation. Tolerates water with up to 1500 siemens per centimetre on low salinity soils with adequate drainage.


Suited to clay soils, pH 5.5-8.5 (CaCl2). Tolerant of severe waterlogging and mildly saline soil.


Good heat tolerance. Quite tolerant of frost and cold but slow growing at low temperatures.

  • Italian ryegrass.

  • Balansa clover, arrowleaf clover.

  • 3 to 7 kilograms per hectare. Ensure seed is Goldstrike® treated

  • 5 to 15 kilograms per hectare; broadcast onto a finely worked, weed free seed bed and cover lightly by a roller or drill seed at 5 millimetre depth into a clean, finely worked seed bed. High seed rate boosts winter yield and reduces weed invasion. Ensure seed is Goldstrike® treated

  • February (if irrigating) to April.

  • Goldstrike® treated. The use of Goldstrike® XLR8™ is recommended to reduce damage from insects at seedling stages.

  • Apply approximately equal to 20 to 30 kilograms per hectare annually and correct any nutrient deficiencies, especially K, Mo, Cu, S.

  • For optimum growth Olsen soil P (0-10 cm depth) less than 15.

  • Suited to winter grazing. Set residues at 2 to 3 centimetres (winter) and 4 to 5 centimetres (spring) to avoid over grazing. Rotationally graze during the cool season when 15 to 20 centimetres tall; this stimulates tillering. If sown with grass must graze late winter/early spring to allow clover to contribute later. Suited to hay/silage production; most valuable aftermath. Stems are nutritious but slow to dry; use conditioner to speed up drying. Fast regrowth facilitates second cut; remove bales promptly, hay quite susceptible to rain damage.

  • Red legged earth mite and lucerne flea need to be identified and controlled rapidly during establishment.

  • Some cultivars susceptible to leaf and stem rust (Uromyces trifolii-repentis) and clover rot (Sclerotinia trifoliorum).

  • Glyphosate. Damaged by many broad-leaf herbicides.

Animal Production
  • High (high soluble carbohydrate, high protein content & low NDF content). Retains excellent feeding value as dry standing hay during dry weather.

  • Highly palatable.

  • Good winter, spring, summer

  • Low isoflavone content - no risk to breeding livestock. Low risk of bloat. Can be associated with photosensitization

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