Sub clovers are the basis of mixed pastures and regenerate very well due to their hard seed content and ability to bury their seed. The main growth period is in autumn to spring. Sub clovers are best sown in early autumn before soil temperatures get too cold. The general rule is the yellow seeded subs (Yanninicum�species) have better tolerance to heavy soils and waterlogging compared to black seeded subs (Subterraneum�species) which prefer more free draining soils. Generally the earlier maturing that the sub clover is, the lower amount of rainfall required.
Izmir is a black-seeded and very early flowering sub clover variety, combining high hard seed levels with late softening and improved seed production for better stand persistence. Compared to other sub clovers Izmir offers superior dry matter production and seedling regeneration. Izmir also has low oestrogen levels to protect sheep against sub clover disease, with overall higher winter production providing extra herbage when needed most. Sowing rate: 10-15 kg/ha alone 6-10 kg/ha in a mix
A black-seeded variety with very high hard seed levels and exceptional vigour in autumn and winter, Urana sub clover is adaptable for wide-spread use in cropping and pasture rotations, with increased dry matter production and strong red legged earthmite resistance – resulting in stronger seedling growth. Sowing rate: 10-20 kg/ha alone 6-10 kg/ha in a mix
Riverina is a yellow seeded sub clover variety producing moderate hard seed levels and large seed sizes to ensure vigour and establishment. Its resistance to root rot and clover scorch gives it a superior advantage over Trikkala, and it is equally suited to dryland or irrigated areas over a wide range of soils. Riverina performs better in autumn and winter than other varieties and offers strong drymatter production to boot. Sowing rate: 10-20 kg/ha alone 6-10 kg/ha in a mix
A black seeded sub clover variety with high seed production and hard seed levels, Coolamon offers improved seedling regeneration with dense swards for higher herbage development. This high yielding species has good resistance to clover scorch and improved winter and spring production. Ideally Coolamon is suited for sowing with Riverina in hay or grazing pasture mixes. Sowing rate: 10-20 kg/ha alone 6-10 kg/ha in a mix