Bindoon

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  • Highly productive, early to mid-season subterranean clover
  • Suited to summer dry areas with well drained soils
Bindoon was bred to replace traditional sub clover varieties and is recognised for its cool season productivity, due to its high seed production and dense seedling regeneration. Bindoon 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.

Sowing & Establishment

Bindoon sub clover should be sown at 4-6 kg/ha in pasture mixes and should be Prillcote® or Superstrike treated to ensure successful establishment. When sowing a specialist Bindoon sub clover stand for hay or grazing, a sowing rate of 8-12 kg/ha should be used. Bindoon sub clover is compatible with most perennial pasture grasses and performs well in a mixture with cocksfoot or tall fescue. After sowing, there should be only light grazing or none at all until seedlings are firmly established and cannot be pulled out or trampled by stock. This is usually about six weeks after germination.

Grazing Management

During its early stages of development, Bindoon sub clover should not be heavily grazed, however once mature, the stocking rates can be increased. As with all sub clovers, grazing up to flowering will improve seed set. Once flowering begins, stocking rates should be reduced to allow for maximum seed production.

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