Luisetti_Clover_Range

White, red and annual clover

The clover range consists of the following, although we can source many other varieties for customers if required.

WHITE CLOVER

Bounty, Demand, Huia, Kakariki, Kopu II, Kotare, Nomad, Prestige, Tahora, Tribute, Weka

TAHORA | Leaf size: small

  • Suitable for all farming types, but more commonly used in farming systems where pastures come under grazing and climatic pressure.
  • Has a dense stolon structure.
  • Can tolerate lower fertility and suitable for oversowing on hill country.
  • Persists under set stocking.

PRESTIGE | Leaf size: small/medium

  • Widely used persistent variety with high stolon density.
  • Has ability to cover ground and will tolerate hard grazing.
  • A good clover for set stocked sheep grazing systems.

NOMAD | Leaf size: small/medium

  • Suited to drier regions and will persist under hard grazing.
  • Bred for increased stolon recovery after summer moisture deficits.
  • A good base component for white clover blends in dryland pastures.

DEMAND | Leaf size: medium

  • Highly stoloniferous and high yielding.
  • Can be used in sheep or cattle pastures.
  • Bred for southern conditions, good cool season activity.

HUIA | Leaf size: medium

  • Most widely used white clover in New Zealand.
  • Consistent performance under a wide range of conditions.
  • Ideally suited to all ryegrass and clover pastures for sheep, cattle and deer.

APEX | Leaf size: medium

  • High yielding and with high stolon density.
  • Shows good persistence.
  • High number of stolon growing points assists drought and pest tolerance.

BOUNTY | Leaf size: medium

  • High yielding with high stolon density and good persistence.
  • Bred for use in intensive sheep and beef pastures.
  • Can perform well under set stocking, but best growth is achieved when rotationally grazed.

WEKA | Leaf size: medium/large

  • High stolon density and strong spreading habit enhances yield and persistence.
  • Suited to all grazing systems, including dairy where it can be combined with a large leaf clover.
  • Exhibits high tolerance to clover root weevil and shows good persistence to pugging and hard grazing.

TRIBUTE | Leaf size: medium/large

  • Has a high stolon density/leaf size ratio.
  • Tolerance to clover root weevil.
  • High annual dry matter production.
  • Yield and persistence make it ideally suited to pasture where high performance is required.

EMERALD | Leaf size: large

  • Vigorous establishment makes it an ideal companion species in fast growing short term Italian type pastures.
  • Bred for persistence under drought conditions and for overall yield.
  • High stolon density/leaf size ratio.

KAKARIKI | Leaf size: Large

  • Highest producing large leaf white clover
  • High stolon density/leaf size ratio
  • High quality feed all year round

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KOPU II | Leaf size: large

  • High producing large leaf white clover.
  • Ideally suited to rotationally grazed dairy/beef pastures.
  • Performs best in higher fertility conditions where recovery after grazing is rapid.

KOTARE | Leaf size: large

  • Very high yielding large leaf white clover for dairy and beef grazing systems.
  • High number of stolon growing points gives better recovery from grazing.
  • Good recovery from insect and pugging damage.
  • Better suited to dairy/beef pastures.
  • Can be used in conjunction with a medium/large leaf clover.

ARAN | Leaf size: large

  • Largest leaved white clover.
  • High yielding with medium stolon density.
  • Suited to rotational grazing systems for cattle.
  • Best used with a medium/large leaf clover in the mix.

RED CLOVER

Colenso, Hamua Broad Red, Pawera, Rossi, Sensation, Tuscan

COLENSO | Diploid | Leaf size: medium

  • Good persistence in dry conditions.
  • Low/medium oestrogen levels.
  • Seasonal distribution of growth makes this variety suitable for a wide range of uses.
  • Early flowering.

HAMUA BROAD RED | Diploid | Leaf size: medium/large

  • Erect growth habit.
  • High oestrogen levels.
  • Will persist better under rotational grazing.
  • Early flowering.

PAWERA | Tetraploid | Leaf size: large

  • Erect growth.
  • Develops a better tap root so is more suitable for summer dry areas.
  • Not widely used as seed is often in short supply.
  • Late flowering.

ROSSI | Diploid | Leaf size: medium/large

  • Tap root helps ensure summer production and persistence.
  • Medium oestrogen levels.
  • High quality will boost stock performance when included in pasture mix.
  • More persistence under rotational grazing.
  • Early flowering.

SENSATION | Diploid | Leaf size: medium

  • Good persistence.
  • Medium oestrogen levels.
  • Early flowering upright variety.
  • Will naturally re-seed within a pasture sward.

TUSCAN | Diploid | Leaf size: medium

  • Moderate oestrogen levels.
  • Early flowering with good summer/autumn growth.
  • Bred for improved persistence under grazing.

SUBTERRANEAN CLOVER

Antas, Leura, Monti, Rosabrook,Woogenellup

SUBTERRANEAN CLOVER

  • Provides quality legume content to dryland pastures.
  • Always has a proportion of seed set as hard seed that may lie dormant in the soil until suitable conditions encourage germination.
  • Good growth in spring and autumn/winter.

Flowering time of cultivars varies:

Antas – Early season  To find out  more about Antas

Dalkeith – Early/mid season

Monti – Mid season To find out more about Monti

Woogenellup – Mid season

Campeda – Mid season

Denmark – Mid-late season

Goulburn – Mid-late season

Leura – Mid-late season

Mt Barker – Mid-late season

Rosabrook – Late season

OTHER ANNUAL CLOVERS

Arrotas Arrowleaf, Bolta Balansa, Enrich Persian

ARROTAS ARROWLEAF CLOVER

  • Very productive annual clover that will adapt to soils of lower pH and fertility.
  • Must be managed to allow regeneration each year.

BOLTA BALANSA CLOVER

  • Capable of persistence in pasture through natural reseeding.
  • Best performance where rainfall (or irrigation) above 600mm.
  • Will tolerate a range of soil conditions and fertility levels.

ENRICH PERSIAN CLOVER

  • Useful legume in summer dry regions.
  • Grown as single species crop or used in a mix with Italian ryegrass, cereals or brassicas.
  • Very late flowering.