TurboPlus Persian Clover
Trifolium resupinatum - SKU:
A Persian clover specifically bred to meet the need for a disease resistant, frost tolerant, high performance, multicut/multigraze variety.
Adapts to various climate zones from cool season to subtropical
Longer production season than traditional forage Persian clovers
- Annual legume with a tall and erect growth habit
- Grows quickly and displays large leaflets
- Soft seeded
MaturityTurboPlus is winter active with a late flowering date.
Area of Adaption
- Specifically adapted to suit a wide range of climates from the sub tropics to cool temperate areas
- Excellent frost and waterlogging tolerance
- Ideal for irrigated areas and produces best above 450mm rainfall
Soil TypeTurboPlus is suited to most soil types from clay loams to heavy clay soils. To maximise stand productivity, soil testing is advisable. Analyse soil and neutralise deficiencies with fertiliser and/or lime.The ideal soil pH (CaCl) is between 5-8.
FertilityTurboPlus requires good base rates of phosphorus for maximum DM production especially during the establishment phase. DM production is directly related to nitrogen availability. Consult your Upper Murray Seeds agronomist or fertiliser advisor for nitrogen application rates.
Sowing GuidelinesTurbo Plus has a very small seed and should be sown at between 2-4 kg/ha in dryland situations in mid-late autumn, or up to 10-15kg/ha under irrigation as early as February. When sown as a component of a mix the rate can be reduced to 2-4 kg/ha. Inoculation with Group C strain of rhizobia is essential for nodulation. As TurboPlus is soft seeded it will germinate if a summer rain event occurs, then die in subsequent dry conditions. Therefore it could require resowing each year.
Disease and Pest ManagementMonitor regularly during emergence for insect damage from pests such as RLEM, aphids and lucerne flea and spray if required.TurboPlus is highly resistant to leaf disease, especially rust. Persian clover is highly tolerant of clover scorch and resistant to subterranean clover rootrot.
Ph: 5 - 5
Sow Rate: 1 - 1kg/ha
Ph: 5 - 5
Sow Rate: 1 - 1kg/ha
Weed ControlTurboPlus is very competitive as both a seedling and established plant, so make sure your sowing rates aid this competitive nature. Always use knockdown herbicide to ensure you are sowing into a clean seedbed. Monitor for post emergent weeds and spray as required. Always consult your Upper Murray Seeds agronomist prior to spraying as herbicide tolerances can differ between Persian clover varieties.
GrazingDo not graze TurboPlus until the plant is well anchored and root depth is established. Carry out a quick in-paddock ‘grab test’ by hand to ensure stock cannot pull plants out of the ground. Persian clover recovers well from grazing providing it is allowed to attain complete ground cover before being re-grazed.
Feed QualityTurboPlus is commonly used in high density legume mixes for high protein feed, and produces hay with a high feed value.
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