Sub clovers are valuable ground coverage legumes

By Bob Freebairn
October 26 2020 - 5:00am
A September 2020 view of a Dalkeith sub clover in a native grass pasture. Despite three previous years of drought and little seed set, Dalkeith has regenerated strongly and provided outstanding feed in 2020.
A September 2020 view of a Dalkeith sub clover in a native grass pasture. Despite three previous years of drought and little seed set, Dalkeith has regenerated strongly and provided outstanding feed in 2020.

WHILE there is a big role for newer annual legumes such as serradella and biserrula, it is important not to underestimate the value of sub clover, a species first recognised as useful around 1900. It remains for many situations a tough and productive legume. It is grown on millions of hectares with many varieties for different environments.

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