|Contributor||Agriculture Kangaroo Island Incorporated|
Site 1, Kangaroo Island, SA
The ‘Good Clover Bad Clover’ project is a three-year project that commenced in April 2017 and aims to increase awareness of the potential issues and improve management strategies to deal with oestrogenic clover.
Four problem sub-clover species Yarloop, Dinninup, Geraldton and Dwalgenup.
Oestrogenic clovers are responsible for a variety of symptoms in sheep including reduced ewe fertility, difficult births, prolapse of the uterus, urethral blockages in wethers and udder development in maiden ewes and wethers.
Paddock assessments have confirmed the widespread presence of oestrogenic clovers in the South East and Kangaroo Island.
Growers are encouraged to assess their own paddocks for the presence of problem species and their potential impact on their flock.
|Lead research organisation||N/A|
|Host research organisation||N/A|
|Trial funding source||MLA|
|Trial funding source||Kangaroo Island Natural Resource Management Board|
|Trial funding source||Sheep Connect South Australia|
|Other trial partners||Not specified|
|Trial design||Not applicable|
|Sow date||Not specified|
|Harvest date||Not specified|
|Plot size||Not specified|
|Plot replication||Not specified|
SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.