Annual Clover

Annual clovers are almost always used as the legume component in hay/silage and grazing mixes. Annual clovers produce large volumes of feed through the winter/spring and early summer and are suited to many different soil types. Annual clovers offer excellent value for money as they are sown at low rates and establish readily from seed, to produce large volumes of highly palatable forage. With fertiliser prices set to remain at a premium, annual clover crops can fix valuable nitrogen in your soil profile at low costs and provide a break in the cropping rotations.

VarietySowing RateSeed TypeAttributes
Cobra1 - 5HardRegenerates well, can tolerate strong grazing pressure from sheep, reliable seed yields, 2 to 3 weeks earlier than Paradana.
Paradana1 - 5HardVery aggressive spring growth, tolerates waterlogging and high pH soil types. Broadcast in 2nd year if sown with phalaris, fescue or cocksfoot.
Viper1 - 5Hard2 weeks later then Paradana. Good early vigor with reliable regeneration. Outstanding spring production and ideal for hay.
Shaftal5 - 8SoftLate flowering variety. Good winter/spring production, will regrow strongly if moisture permits. Suits hay/silage.
SARDI5 - 8HardPreferred option for waterlogged and high pH soils where mild salinity is an option. Early flowering variety suited to grazing pasture.
Kyambro5 - 8HardThrives in high pH and waterlogged conditions. Tolerates saline conditions. Excellent perennial pasture option.
Crimson3 - 5SoftHighly nutritious hay/silage option. Very drought tolerant. Strong winter production. Suited to free draining sandy loams.
Berseem5 - 8SoftReferred to as annual lucerne. Suited to heavier soils and will not cause bloat in stock. Erect growing and offers reliable spring production. Excellent hay option on heavy soils.
Arrowleaf2 - 5HardDeep rooted, late maturing with very high hard seed levels therefore tends to be unreliable in regeneration. Suited to acid to neutral soils that are free draining.
Arrowleaf Arrotas2 - 5HardUltra late maturing. Will extend feed window well into summer if moisture permits. Has potential in higher rainfall areas.
Palestine Strawberry1 - 4HardGreat spring, summer and autumn production, prostrate in growth, suitable for all soil types. Can withstand long and harsh grazing once established, persistent. Suits 700ml rainfall areas.