Notman Pasture Seeds has a comprehensive range of clovers available, including Balansa, Red, Subterranean and White clover. Our experts can assist you in finding the right clover for your farm.
There are a number of clovers available on the market, all with varying characteristics and benefits for your farm. White clovers are a perennial legume used in pasture mixes to fix nitrogen and to provide high quality forage. Best used on moderate to highly fertile soils. Red clovers are a short-lived, tap-rooted legume used in pasture mixes to provide high quality summer forage. Flowers later than white clover. May persist 2-4 years in mixed pastures and up to 5 years under favourable conditions. Performs best under low stocking rates, long summer rotations, or hay production.
White clovers, distinguished by their leaf size, are highly persistent in pastures throughout Australia as a result of its growth, branching and rooting down of stolons. Leaf size ranges from small, medium and large. Small leaf clovers are generally suited to harder grazing; medium leaf cloves offer grazing flexibility as they can tolerate periods of set stocking and harder grazing but also suit rotational grazing; and large leaf clovers are best suited for rotational grazing in dairy and intensive grazing systems in high rainfall and or irrigation areas.
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Mantra White Clover is a very large leafed mid flowering white clover, with semi-erect growth habit, high stolon number and thick stolons, with medium to high growing point to enable better competition with grass in swards
Exceptionally high yielding, greater winter and autumn productivity, bred to persist and perform in the modern pasture sward, dry matter yield that strengthens with time, large leaf to capture sunlight and drive yield, and more yield for more nitrogen (N).
Persistent even under set-stocking due to high stolon density, bred for competitiveness against our invasive grasses such as browntop, and is the best option for drier, lower fertility conditions. Ideally suited for hill and high country grazing systems.
A thoroughly proven, high performing, and very persistent medium leafed white clover well suited for sheep, beef and dairy cattle pastures, with superior spring – summer production, high Nitrogen fixation ability and more densely branched stolons.
Balansa clover is an annual clover that regenerates when given the opportunity to produce seed. A very adaptable species, balansa clover will generally grow where subterranean clover grows as well as some areas where soils can experience water logging or where salinity is a problem.
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Viper is a late season annual clover providing higher hay yields and excellent seedling vigour for successful establishment. Viper demonstrates good tolerance of waterlogging and moderate tolerance of soil salinity to ensure outstanding performance in high rainfall zones.
Taipan is a mid maturing balansa clover with high levels of hard seed allowing for flexibility when seasons are dry. Taipan suits a wide range of soil types and can grow in areas of medium rainfall with excellent waterlogging tolerance.
Paradana Balansa is a mid maturing, semi erect, self regenerating annual clover that grows mainly in spring. Paradana is very waterlogging tolerant and shows resistance to clover scorch and root rot.
Red clover is a tap rooted short lived (2-5 years) perennial clover that has high feed value & nutritional qualities ideal for moderate stocking rates, long summer grazing rotations & making hay for finishing lambs, cattle or milking cows. With good drought tolerance, Red Clover can boost late spring and summer growth as well as feed quality. It is suited to free draining soils in rainfall areas above 600mm per annum.
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Reaper Red Clover is a very palatable variety, with fine stems which are less stalky than traditional red clovers and is low in oestrogen levels. It has good disease resistance and strong persistence.
Amigain Red Clover is the latest generation red clover bred for increased persistence and performance in permanent pastures, high performance short-term pastures, silage mixes and pure sward red clover stands.
USA Red Clover is a general short term red clover (2-3 years) legume with most of the growth occuring in summer and autumn. USA Red Clover is a broadly adpated clover suited to well drained, fertile, slightly acid to neutral soils. USA Red performed best in temperate areas.
Subterranean Clover is a self-regenerating annual clover suited to moderately acid to neutral soils. A widely used pasture legume in southern Australia, Subterranean Sub Clover grows predominately through autumn, winter and spring in low-medium, winter rainfall dominant areas. Where spring rainfall is variable (and there is a strong chance of autumn rain) mixing shorter season clovers with later maturing clovers can ensure greater persistence.
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Bindoon is a major break-through in subterranean clover plant breeding as it has been developed with a new trait in sub-clover varieties; improved Red Legged Earth Mite (RLEM) cotyledon resistance.
Leura Sub Clover displays a very prostrate growth habit and produces a low, dense sward. Although relatively soft seeded, it sets sufficient seed to ensure the reliable regeneration of plant populations.
A black seeded sub clover variety with high seed production and hard seed levels, Coolamon offers improved seedling regeneration with dense swards for higher herbage development. This high yielding species has good resistance to clover scorch and improved winter and spring production. Ideally Coolamon is suited for sowing with Riverina in hay or grazing pasture mixes.