Aber clovers are the unsung heroes.
High yields, quality and persistency
Agricultural sustainability has become a mainstream priority. Clover has therefore become an even more essential natural resource that can reduce the monetary and environmental impact of nitrogen fertiliser applied to boost pasture production.
Aber white clover varieties offer a significant dual role in maximising soil fertility by fixing nitrogen and maximising pasture feed value by providing a significant home–grown protein source.
The new Aber clover varieties accomplish this dual purpose by offering high yields, feed quality and persistency. They are bred for greater tolerance to environmental stresses such as low temperatures and drought conditions.
Aber clovers consistently achieve an overall target of 30 – 35% of total sward drymatter across a wide range of grazing conditions and pasture management systems. Aber white clovers represent a new generation of clovers and are fully compatible with, and complementary to Aber High Sugar Grass.
Caucasian White Clover X – The first Super Clover is here
AberLasting is the first ever super clover, developed to incorporate the benefits of Caucasian clover with white clover, giving farmers the best of both.
Stoloniferous (surface and underground runners) and rhizomatous (larger and deeper underground stem) root system
Increased persistence from rhizomatous root system
Faster establishment than Caucasian clover
More drought tolerant than white clover – maintained leaf water content for one week longer than white clover when without water¹
Excellent cold tolerance
Can withstand heavy grazing and recovers quicker than white clover
Nitrogen fixation comparable with white clover
Aber production paddocks have seen tolerance to Clover Root Weevil over second and third years under pressure
¹Marshall, A.H., Rascle, C., Abberton, M.T., Michaelson–Yeates, T.P.T. & Rhodes, I. 2001. Introgression as a route to improved drough tolerance in white clover (Trifolium repens L.). Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science Zeitschrift Fur Acker UndPflanzenbau, 187:11–18.
AberDance is bred from winter hardy material to provide flexibility in response to various grazing managements. It offers high yields and shows good survival in systems ranging from continuous sheep grazing through to rotational sheep and cattle grazing.
Flexible – suitable for hard grazing and cutting
Very winter hardy with good cool season activity
High–yielding and persistent in a range of grazing systems
Showed excellent persistence over eight years in a UK trial2
2British Seed Houses. Aber Clover Management Guide.
A new generation, high yielding white clover. AberNormous has dense stolon growth for greater persistency and offers the versatility of being suitable for rotational dairy and cattle grazing and high production silage pastures.
Versatile – suitable for rotational grazing and cutting
Retains high digestibility throughout the season
Bred for greater persistency and forms dense stolon growth
Good stress and grazing tolerance; pest and disease resistant
Produces an ideal clover balance for dairy and cattle systems when mixed with AberDance