Legacy offers improved clover production in your high performing perennial pasture systems. It is a new large leaf white clover that brings greater persistence and improved year-round production. Greater productivity and persistence of clover results in more nitrogen being generated to drive pasture performance.
Legacy is a new broadly adaptive large leaf white clover which offers excellent cool season activity, high stolon density, above average persistence and improved year round performance. It has been trialled under higher nitrogen use systems where it has maintained persistence and production for the life of the trial (3 years). The majority of other white clovers, including Kopu II, struggled to maintain persistence and therefore, production dropped off. Legacy provides a new cultivar option for the farmers in Australia seeking to improve white clover yield and persistence in pastures under dairy grazing management.
A key feature of Legacy is the dry matter production through winter and early spring, which is uncommon in other available white clovers. This will increase protein levels in the diet for the grazing animal over a longer period, rather than just during late spring and through into summer.
Grasslands Legacy has been bred in New Zealand, using a comprehensive crossing method (poly crossing). Legacy is an elite selection where 5 breeding lines were selected and crossed after three years of trialing in a dairy farm trial in Manawatu,
The selection criteria used for Legacy was: