Kotuku is a high yielding large leaved white clover with superior summer growth. It establishes well, has good persistence, and suits both dairying and sheep/beef finishing systems.
White clover is critical for nutritive value and N fixation in pastures. It is also an important source of protein and ME for milking and growing stock, particularly in summer. Kotuku shows excellent seasonal growth, and outperforms all other trialed cultivars over the critical summer period.
This mixed sward trial included one entry without clover (no clover). The effect of clover on N fixation and yield is seen in the trial, with Kotuku showing particularly good yield due to its compatibility with ryegrass.
Kotuku has demonstrated robust persistence for a large leaved cultivar, and has a medium stolon density. This makes it well-suited to driving summer production in dairying and dry stock finishing systems.
Kotuku has consistently shown fast establishment.