Subterranean Clover

Subterranean clover is an extremely valuable self-regenerating annual clover. Sub clover offers excellent value for money due to the large volumes of dry matter (forage) that can be produced. If it is managed correctly and allowed to set seed periodically, it may only need to be sown once, due to its enormous ability to set seed and regenerate. Sub clover varieties have a wide range of different maturities and we recommend sowing a mixture of these different maturing varieties to ensure a measure of protection from false breaks and early finishing seasons. Sub clovers are the preferred clover for perennial pastures and are highly suited as a companion with phalaris, fescues and cocksfoot.

MANAGEMENT TIP – Sub clover pastures should be allowed to set seed in the year of establishment as this will ensure the long term clover content of your pasture. Crops should be grazed lightly and stock removed as soon as the first flowers appear. If crops are grazed too hard or cut for hay in the year of establishment then you will remove the bank of seeds destined for future regeneration.

Variety Sub Species Sowing Rate Days (Germ to Flowering) Attributes
Dalkeith SUB 5 - 10 98 Very reliable production, will persist in areas as low as 400mm annual rainfall. Proven performer.
Forbes SUB 5 - 10 101 Strong winter production, higher hard seed levels for persistence in unreliable rainfall regions, RLEM resistance.
Bindoon SUB 5 - 10 108 Good winter production, RLEM resistance, prolific reseeding.
Seaton Park SUB 5 - 10 110 Can be utilized in early and mid season situations, very persistent and prolific seed setting.
Trikkala YAN 5 - 10 112 Still benchmark for persistence in neutral to alkaline soils. Tolerates waterlogging, low oestrogen.
Riverina YAN 5 - 10 119 Moderate hard seed levels, vigorous variety with excellent autumn/winter production, suited to wide range of soil types.
Yanco YAN 5 - 10 121 Handles waterlogging well, good early vigour, high hard seed levels for persistence, excellent through winter.
Gosse YAN 5 - 10 126 Erect growth habit, excellent hay/grazing option, can take higher pH than most varieties.
Narrikup SUB 5 - 10 126 Highly winter active variety has RLEM resistance in breeding, handles waterlogging, one of the top performing varieties for forage production.
Tarlee BRA 5 - 10 130 Newer brachy with improved burr burial, strong winter/spring production.
Rouse YAN 5 - 10 131 Very high forage production, very quick to get going in early spring, moderate hard seed levels.
Antas BRA 5 - 10 134 Very strong producer of forage, can be used as an annual for hay/grazing, short term option.
Antillo BRA 5 - 10 136 Huge forage production, very fast establishing, bred for its burr burial trait which will lead to better persistence.
Goulburn SUB 5 - 10 141 High production in a late season variety. Prolific seeder, excellent hay and grazing option.
Rosabrook SUB 5 - 10 143 Excellent late season variety, RLEM resistance in breeding, very high yielding, excellent regeneration for longer persistence.
Leura SUB 5 - 10 147 deally suited to higher rainfall regions, excellent hay option where spring rainfall is reliable. High production very late season.
*SUB - Subterraneum | YAN - Yanninicum | BRA - Brachycalicynum