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.

VarietySub SpeciesSowing RateDays (Germ to Flowering)Attributes
DalkeithSUB5 - 1098Very reliable production, will persist in areas as low as 400mm annual rainfall. Proven performer.
ForbesSUB5 - 10101Strong winter production, higher hard seed levels for persistence in unreliable rainfall regions, RLEM resistance.
BindoonSUB5 - 10108Good winter production, RLEM resistance, prolific reseeding.
Seaton ParkSUB5 - 10110Can be utilized in early and mid season situations, very persistent and prolific seed setting.
TrikkalaYAN5 - 10112Still benchmark for persistence in neutral to alkaline soils. Tolerates waterlogging, low oestrogen.
RiverinaYAN5 - 10119Moderate hard seed levels, vigorous variety with excellent autumn/winter production, suited to wide range of soil types.
YancoYAN5 - 10121Handles waterlogging well, good early vigour, high hard seed levels for persistence, excellent through winter.
GosseYAN5 - 10126Erect growth habit, excellent hay/grazing option, can take higher pH than most varieties.
NarrikupSUB5 - 10126Highly winter active variety has RLEM resistance in breeding, handles waterlogging, one of the top performing varieties for forage production.
TarleeBRA5 - 10130Newer brachy with improved burr burial, strong winter/spring production.
RouseYAN5 - 10131Very high forage production, very quick to get going in early spring, moderate hard seed levels.
AntasBRA5 - 10134Very strong producer of forage, can be used as an annual for hay/grazing, short term option.
AntilloBRA5 - 10136Huge forage production, very fast establishing, bred for its burr burial trait which will lead to better persistence.
GoulburnSUB5 - 10141High production in a late season variety. Prolific seeder, excellent hay and grazing option.
RosabrookSUB5 - 10143Excellent late season variety, RLEM resistance in breeding, very high yielding, excellent regeneration for longer persistence.
LeuraSUB5 - 10147deally suited to higher rainfall regions, excellent hay option where spring rainfall is reliable. High production very late season.
*SUB - Subterraneum | YAN - Yanninicum | BRA - Brachycalicynum