Better seed regeneration and disease resistance for more feed
SF Forbes is an early-mid season sub-clover providing a new and improved replacement for Dalkeith, Losa and Urana. SF Forbes is more hard-seeded than all other cultivars, apart from SF Tammin giving it improved tolerance to false breaks. It is best suited to areas with approximately 350-525 mm annual average rainfall.
It has been tested in both three-year pasture trials as well as under a one year pasture followed by year crop, then one year pasture rotation. It shows improved regeneration after cropping compared to other varieties apart from SF Tammin. Despite this SF Forbes will produce more feed than all varieties after crop in its recommended rainfall zone.
SF Forbes is suitable for permanent and semi-permanent pastures. It can be used in cropping rotations, but at least two years of pasture are required between crops. Its upright, vigorous growth makes it suited to hay and silage production, as well as to grazing by cattle or sheep.
- Sub species subterraneum (black seeded)
Tolerant of water-logging
Well suited to flood irrigated hay production
- Red-legged earthmite resistance
Higher seeding regeneration in years 2 and beyond
Higher autumn/winter yields from more plants
- Early-mid-season flowering
Produces more feed in medium-high rainfall zone
Will re-seed in early season finishes
- Good hard seed levels
Protects against seedling losses with false breaks
Forage EBVs – compared to industry standards*
|SEED YIELD||REGENERATION AFTER CROP %||SEED HARDNESS
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* forage and seed yields and regeneration after crop are relative to control variety Dalkeith = 100
* data based on 3 years at 3 sites – Cunderdin and Katanning, WA and Eurongilly NSW.
# % damage is % of plants affected
All livestock types
Silage & hay