Quartz

medium leaf white clover

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  • Used in pasture, specialist and renovating mixes
  • Excellent persistence from high stolon density (relative to leaf size)
  • Excellent adaptability across farming systems
  • Excellent dry matter yields
  • Versatility to cope with a range of conditions

  • Sowing Rate 6 kg/ha
Quartz medium leaf white clover is an excellent dry matter yielding, persistent white clover that has broad adaptability across environments and farm systems. It performs well under both sheep and beef grazing management. It has been bred to replace Bounty medium leaf white clover in the coming years and is quite clearly an improvement with higher yield and increased stolon density resulting in even greater persistence than Bounty. Quartz medium leaf white clover has been trialled throughout New Zealand and performed well.

Dry matter production

 

Performace, Dry Matter and Leaf Size of White Clover Cultivars in a Diploid Perennial Ryegrass Pasture under Cattle Grazing (Expressed as a Percentage of Bounty)

Description Leaf Size  Spring  Summer  Autumn  Winter  Year 1  Year 2  Year 3  Year 4  Overall 
Quartz  104  171  211  180  200  203  215  154  163  187 
Sustain  103  87  108  105  100  103  97  88  96  101 
Bounty  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100  100 
Huia  97  82  105  98  91  91  88  87  100  96 
Prestige  68  78  111  93  85  85  109  92  106  94 
Demand  69  91  105  93  73  91  85  73  94  93 
Nomad  73  64  76  76  64  76  67  52  46  67 
Trial conducted by AgResearch in Manawatu over four years (Nov 2011 - Oct 2015) under rotational grazing. Clovers were grown with diploid perennial AR37 ryegrass.

Sowing & Establishment

Grasslands Quartz medium leaf white clover can be established at 4-6kg/ha following recommended pasture establishment procedures. Grasslands Quartz can be sown with diploid or tetraploid perennial ryegrasses and tall fescue. The use of Superstrike clover seed treatment will improve seedling establishment.

Grazing Management

Quartz medium leaf white clover will provide best results under rotational grazing systems for sheep, cattle and deer. It can cope with short periods of set stocking and oversowing situations.

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