Kotuku

White clover

Kotuku is a very fast establishing, nutritious, high yielding large leaved white clover with superior summer growth.

Why Kotuku

White clover is critical for nutritive value and N fixation in pastures. It is also an important source of protein and ME for milking and growing stock, particularly in summer. Kotuku shows excellent seasonal growth, and outperforms all other trialled cultivars over the critical summer period.

 

High yield 

This mixed sward trial included one entry without clover (no clover). The effect of clover on N fixation and yield is seen in the trial, with Kotuku showing particularly good yield due to its compatibility with ryegrass.

 

 

 

Persistence

Kotuku has demonstrated robust persistence for a large leaved cultivar, and has a medium stolon density. This makes it well-suited to driving summer production in dairying.

 

Fast Establishment

Kotuku has consistently shown fast establishment. This can assist with broadleaf herbicide applications, where new clovers need to be at the 3-4 trifoliate leaf stage.

 

Oversowing

Oversowing existing pastures with clover can be a good way to increase clover content of pastures. Kotuku is ideal for oversowing due to its very fast establishment speed, competing better with existing pasture.

 

 

Sowing Kotare

 

 

 

White Clover

White clover (Trifolium repens) is the base legume of New Zealand pastoral systems. It is persistent and tolerant to a wide range of management systems and different environments. It has a high nutritional value and is preferentially grazed by livestock, increasing animal performance.

White clover (Trifolium repens) is the base legume of New Zealand pastoral systems. It is persistent and tolerant to a wide range of management systems and different environments. It has a high nutritional value and is preferentially grazed by livestock, increasing animal...

White clover (Trifolium repens) is the base legume of New Zealand pastoral systems. It is persistent and tolerant to a wide range of management systems and different environments. It has a high nutritional value and is preferentially grazed by livestock, increasing animal performance.

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