SF Tarlee

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.

Agronomic features:
  • 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*

VARIETY AUTUMN YIELD
%
WINTER YIELD
%
SPRING YIELD
%
TOTAL
YIELD
%
REGEN BY
MID-JUNE
CLOVER SCORCH SUSCEPT. SEED YIELD % SEED HARDNESS
%
DAYS TO FLOWERING
% G.COVER 0-10, 0=BEST PERTH
SF Tarlee 106 124 128 127 52 5 143 5 130
Clare 100 100 100 100 43 7 100 5 130
Antas 97 103 119 103 21 8 90 6 138
Mintaro 108 111 105 109 52 6 109 14 115

* 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.

Sowing rate

5-10kg/ha
Sole species 

2-5kg/ha
pasture mixes

500-775mm rainfall

Stock suitability

All livestock types
Silage & hay

Maturity

mid-late maturity

Australian release

> 2019