It is a prostrate self-regenerating annual pasture legume which has improved disease resistance over Dalkeith
Seaton Park is best suited to neutral-alkaline light to medium well drained, cracking and self-mulching or stony loams and clays.
It should be inoculated with group C inoculant at the time of sowing.
Producing moderate levels of hard seed Seaton Park can be sown as a short to medium term pasture phase or as a permanent pasture in the higher rainfall zones but doesn’t tolerate too much waterlogging. However it is frost tolerant.
Readily consumed, either as green or dry feed by sheep, beef cattle, horses and produces good Hay & Silage
Thrives under set stocking and can be grazed moderately hard while flowering. Likely to be shaded out from more erect plants under lax grazing.
The main attributes of Seaton Park are:
105 days flowering in Perth, flowering later than Urana (103 days) and Dalkeith
Produces lower levels of hard seed (+/- 23%) compared to Urana and Dalkeith.
Seaton Park sub clover has good resistance against Phytophthora root rot but is susceptible to Race 1 and 2 clover scorch and leaf spot.
Seaton Park has low levels of formononetin.
Insufficient hard seededness for reliable persistence in tight cropping rotations (1year crop:1year pasture).
Susceptible to germination following false breaks.
Shallow-rooted, so unable to capture deeper soil moisture and susceptible to premature death in dry springs.
Recommended pH Rate: CaCl2 6 – 8.5
Recommended Rainfall Rate: 400 – 700mm
Recommended Sow Rate:
Single species: 15 to 20kg/ha;
Mixes: 6 to 10kg/ha
Days to flowering: 105 days