Napier subterranean clover (Trifolium subterraneum L. var. yanninicum)

P.G.H. Nichols, Martin Barbetti, P.M. Evans, A.D. Craig, G.A. Sandral, B.S. Dear, Ping Si, M.P. You

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    Napier is a late flowering F-6-derived crossbred subterranean clover of var. yanninicum [( Katz. et Morley) Zohary and Heller] developed by the collaborating organisations of the National Annual Pasture Legume Improvement Program. It is a replacement for both Larisa and Meteora and has been selected for release on the basis of its greater herbage and seed production and disease resistance to both known races of clover scorch and 2 of the common races of Phytophthora root rot. Napier is recommended for sowing in Victoria, Western Australia, New South Wales, and South Australia. It is best suited to moderately acidic soils prone to water-logging and to loamy and clay soils with good water-holding capacity in areas with a minimum growing season length of 7.5 months, which extends into late November. Napier is well adapted to the permanent pasture systems found in the areas in which it will be grown. Its upright, vigorous growth makes it well suited to grazing by cattle or sheep and to fodder conservation. Napier has been granted Plant Breeders Rights in Australia.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1109-1112
    JournalAustralian Journal of Experimental Agriculture
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


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