LEGUMES/ AberLasting Kura x White Clover
4.5 – 8.0
Lifespan: A = Annual; B = Biennial; P = Perennial
Tolerates well or is useful for
Is somewhat tolerant or is somewhat useful for
Is not tolerant or should not be used for
The goal behind the development of AberLasting was to produce a hybrid between white clover (Trifolium repens) and Caucasian clover (T. ambiguum) that incorporated the desirable traits of both species. White clover is by far the most widely used temperate forage legume in grazed pasture for well-established reasons. It is nitrogen fixing, fast growing, highly digestible and high in protein but exhibits only limited persistency under more extreme environmental stress. The closely related Caucasian clover is superficially similar, has similar nutritional characteristics to white clover but has much greater persistency under extreme conditions of stress.
AberLasting compares well with commercial varieties in terms of forage quality, with comparable DMD and higher WSC components. AberLasting’s nitrogen fixation is comparable with that of commercial white clover varieties and its yield and rate of establishment is much greater than that of Caucasian clover.
AberLasting also shows excellent tolerance of grazing. It recovers quicker following heavy grazing than conventional varieties and also maintains ground cover percentages to a greater extent than varieties of similar leaf size