Brace

All Season Production.

Brace white clover logo
  • Leaf Size Large
  • Pasture Life Perennial
  • Grazing Seasons Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • New generation of genetics for large-leaved white clover
  • Very high spring and summer production
  • Improved autumn and winter activity
  • Ideal for dairy, beef and lamb finishing and silage pastures

Brace is a new large-leaved white clover which will be an exciting addition to New Zealand’s farming industry. The history of DSIR/AgResearch Grasslands white clover breeding programmes have added high value to all farming across New Zealand and the world; they have crossed and evaluated white clover germplasm from around the world for decades. Over the last 2-3 decades they have experienced the increased activity in the dairy industry and the intensity of production, the emergence of clover root weevil and the continued impact of climate variation on unirrigated dairy areas. It was from this backdrop that white clover parents, with broad genetic background including ecotypes, were combined to produce the new variety Brace.

Brace white clover

Sowing & Establishment

  • Seed Weight 0.7 grams (per 1,000 seeds)
  • Sowing Rate 3-5 kg/ha

Performance Data

Brace was finally selected after extensive dairy evaluation in the Waikato with proven persistence, high yield and adaptive to current environmental conditions in the presence of pests and current fertiliser practices. Brace has performed to the highest levels in Northland, Manawatu and Canterbury.

Relative to Mainstay large-leaved white clover, Brace has more consistently large leaves, making it a very visual white clover. It has production improvements in all seasons particularly noticeable in autumn and winter.

Suggested Mixes

Diploid Perennial Mixes

ONE50 (+20 days) Example Mix Rate (kg/ha)
ONE50 AR37, AR1 or LE perennial ryegrass 20
Brace white clover 2
Tribute white clover 3
TOTAL 25

 

Request(+0 days) Example Mix Rate (kg/ha)
Request AR37 or AR1 perennial ryegrass 20
Brace white clover 2
Tribute white clover 3
TOTAL 25
 

 

 

Prospect (+12 days) Example Mix Rate (kg/ha)
Prospect AR37 or AR1 ryegrass 20
Brace white clover 2
Tribute white clover 3
TOTAL 25
 

 


Tall Fescue

Hummer Example Mix Rate (kg/ha)
Hummer MaxP tall fescue 25
Brace white clover 2
Tribute white clover 3
TOTAL 30

Tetraploid Perennial/Long Rotation Mix

 

Halo (+25 days) Example Mix Rate (kg/ha)
Halo AR37 or AR1 tetraploid perennial ryegrass 25
Brace white clover 2
Tribute white clover 3
TOTAL 30

 


Undersowing Options

 

Ohau (+8 days) Example Mix Rate (kg/ha)
Ohau AR37, AR1 or LE tetraploid perennial ryegrass 25
Brace white clover 2
Tribute white clover 3
TOTAL 30

 

Mohaka (+20 days) Example Mix Rate (kg/ha)
Mohaka AR37, AR1 tetraploid hybrid ryegrass 25
Brace white clover 2
Tribute white clover 3
TOTAL 30

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