Tolerance to red-legged earth mite
SF Narrikup is a very vigorous mid-late season subterraneum clover (ssp. subterraneum). It is best suited to well-drained, moderately acid (pH CaCl2 4.5 – 6.5) soils in areas of southern Australia with approximately 500 – 700 mm mean annual rainfall and where the growing season extends to mid-November.
Emerging seedlings of SF Narrikup suffer less damage from red-legged earth mite than older subterraneum clovers.
SF Narrikup has high winter production, driven by strong seedling regeneration
Seedling redlegged earth mite tolerance
Improved establishment. Greater first year yields. Reduced need for insecticide & application costs
Mid season flowering
Produces more feed in 500–700mm rainfall zone
Increased winter feed
87% more winter feed than Campeda. 29% more winter feed than Junee
Increased spring feed
13% more spring feed than Campeda. Similar spring feed to Junee
Improved seedling regeneration
61% more winter feed than Campeda. 19% more winter feed than Junee
Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*
|VARIETY||WINTER YIELD||SPRING YIELD||PHYTHOPHTHERA IMPACT %||CLOVER SCORCH IMPACT %||RLEM DAMAGE
|SEEDLING REGENERATION||DAYS TO FLOWERING|
|RACE 177||RACE 173||RACE 1||RACE 2||PERTH||WAGGA|
* Forage comparisons developed from data supplied by DAFWA from sites at Esperance,Kojunup and Williams WA, Kybybolite & Turretfield SA, and Harden NSW 2004-2007.
* Impact measures % damage when disease was present
All livestock types
Silage & hay