Agriculture and Food Minister Dean Nalder unveiled the new subterranean clovers at the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days, and said they were more productive, with improved resistance to pests and diseases and would lead to longer-lasting pastures.
These subterranean clovers deliver a range of traits to benefit livestock and crop production in the Wheatbelt and higher rainfall areas," he said.
Radiation Use Efficiency of Arrowleaf, Crimson, Rose and Subterranean Clovers
, Agronomy Journal 100(4): 1155-1160.
Crimson and rose clovers can reach 6-8 feet, but subterranean clovers
exhibit low, prostrate growth.
Objectives of this study were (i) to compare the morphological seedling traits of arrowleaf, crimson, rose, and subterranean clovers, (ii) identify factors which are most limiting seedling growth of arrowleaf, rose, and subterranean clovers, and (iii) generate information for a database for modeling annual clover growth.
Barker' subterranean clovers were seeded at 9, 18, 16, and 23 kg pure live seed [ha.
Crimson clover had about 50% more leaves than rose and subterranean clovers but 200 to 300% greater LAI.
Early formation and quantity of large nodules reduce the clover seedling's dependence on soil N and enhance seedling growth, as evidenced by crimson and subterranean clovers.
Weibull model parameters B and P for the loss of hard seed with time for rose aDd subterranean clovers in five ground cover treatments over 2 yr in Exp.
The subterranean clovers of Trifolium subsect Calycomorphum Katzn.
The ability of subterranean clover to reseed naturally is important since seed and sowing costs represent half of the forage systems direct expenses.
An impermeable seed coat (hardseededness) is the most important germination regulation mechanism in subterranean clover (Quinlivan, 1971).