SF Narrikup

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

Agronomic features:
  • 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
light %
HARD
SEEDED%
SEEDLING REGENERATION DAYS TO FLOWERING
RACE 177 RACE 173 RACE 1 RACE 2 PERTH WAGGA
SF Narrikup 142 135 26 72 30 40 7 22 127 126 136
Campeda 79 119 322 72 60 80 35 79 128 130
Junee 110 137 38 26 30 80 52 32 107 127 138
Coolamon 122 143 18 42 0 20 35 30 125 135 138
Seaton Park 125 112 18 44 70 80 38 25 98 108 125
York 100 100 14 86 50 90 36 5 100 110 125

* 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

Sowing rate

5-10kg/ha
Sole species

2-5kgs/ha
pasture mixes 

Stock suitability

All livestock types
Silage & hay

Maturity

mid-late maturity 

Australian release

>2013