Better seed regeneration and disease resistance for more feed
SF Tarlee is a mid-late season sub-clover providing a new and improved replacement for Clare and Antas. It is well adapted to neutral to alkaline soils but will perform well in moderately acidic soils (pHCacl2 6.5-8.5). It has improved seed yield and has shown superior performance over those older varieties after the establishment year. This is due to its improved seed yield and disease resistance resulting in higher regeneration levels over other brachycalycinum varieties. It is best suited to areas with approximately 500-775 mm annual average rainfall.
SF Tarlee establishes rapidly like other brachycalycinums. It can be used as for permanent and semi-permanent pastures in neutral to alkaline soils and where soil-cracking is likely over summer. It can be used in cropping rotations or for specialist hay and silage production due to its outstanding first year production.
- Sub species subterraneum (black seeded)
Suited to moderately acid-alkaline soils
Well suited to flood irrigated hay production
- Higher seed yields
Higher seeding regeneration in years 2 and beyond
- Mid-late season flowering
Higher autumn/winter yields from more plants
High spring and total forage yields
- Good disease tolerance
Well suited to hay production
Greater yield and seed set
Forage EBVs – compared to industry standards*
|CLOVER SCORCH SUSCEPT.||SEED YIELD %||SEED HARDNESS
|DAYS TO FLOWERING|
|% G.COVER||0-10, 0=BEST||PERTH|
* forage and seed yields are relative to control variety Clare = 100
* susceptibility values based on 0 = very resistant, 10 = very susceptible
Forage yield data based on 3 years at 4 sites – Tarlee, SA and Dungowan & Eurongilly, NSW.
Seed yield data based on mean of first year harvest at Shenton Park & Eurongilly.
All livestock types
Silage & hay