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Agronomy and management
Antas has demonstrated excellent winter and late season productivity. It produces very large leaves that makes it attractive to stock and provides improved levels of digestibility. Care must be taken with new sown pastures so as not to overgraze too early, as plants can be pulled from the ground. Light grazing during the establishment period will help control weeds and encourage dense prostrate growth. Once established, heavy grazing of Antas up to flowering will improve seed set. One weakness of Antas is that it exhibits poor seed burial, which can result in
high levels of seed removed during hay production/late grazing. If selecting for a long-term grazing option, use Benson cv for similar production with improved levels of hard seed and seed burial for better regeneration.
Antas has demonstrated moderate resistance to Pythium (Pythium spp.) and Fusarium (Fusarium spp.). It has proven to be slightly susceptible to Clover Scorch (Kabatiella caulivora).
Antas, as with all Sub Clovers, is susceptible to Red Legged Earth Mites (Halotydeus destructor), Blue-Green Aphids (Acyrthosiphon kondoi), Blue Oat Mites (Penthaleus major) and Spotted Alfalfa Aphids (Therioaphis trifolii). Control is essential at the early seedling stage and appropriate pest management must be implemented as required.
Plant Breeders Rights (PBR): This variety is registered under Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) in Australia. Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagating material is an infringement under the Plant Breeders Rights Act (1994). Any breach of this legislation will leave the grower liable for prosecution.
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