Quartz 

medium leaf white clover

  • 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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