Zulu II annual clover has two contrasting roles. First, it’s a high ME legume for finishing stock or silage from early spring through into summer. Second, it shows great potential to get N into hill country pastures, managed to reseed and regenerate.
Yield + quality
Zulu II can transform low-yielding dry paddocks into palatable, productive pastures growing over 10 t DM/ha in spring and early summer. Feed value is excellent, with less risk of bloat than other annual clovers.
For dairying – particularly on free-draining dryland – add Zulu II to Italian ryegrass to extend late spring and summer growth and improve pasture ME. For sheep and beef, sow a straight sward; mix with plantain and other clovers or oversow into existing hill pastures. Zulu II best suits rotational grazing.
If used in conjunction with chicory, graze the crop according to best practice for the chicory. For persistence in hill country Zulu II must be managed carefully to allow reseeding in the first year. Typically these paddocks should not be grazed during flowering. After seed set remove plant residues in late summer to open up the pasture and promote better seedling regeneration in autumn. Zulu II suits is tolerant of moderately acidic soils. Sow treated seed.
Sowing Zulu II