Submitted to: American Society of Agronomy Meetings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 1, 1999
Publication Date: October 1, 1999
Citation: Voigt, P.W., Turner, K.E., Morris, D.R. 1999. Grazing tolerance of elite white clover germplasm in appalachia. American Society of Agronomy Meetings Abstracts, ASA, CSSA, SSSA, Madison, WI, p. 71. Technical Abstract: Much Trifolium repens germplasm has been developed in monoculture and evaluated by mowing. Our objective was to determine pasture adaptation in Appalachia of an array of white clover germplasm, primarily from Europe, when grown in a mixture with Dactylis glomerata and grazed by sheep. In 1996, plants of 28 white clovers were transplanted into five mini studies with 'Grasslands Huia' as a common control. Paddocks were rotationally stocked with growing lambs in 1997 and 1998. Data were collected on plant survival, vigor, spread, height, and stolon density. Entry differences were detected and/or entry by date interactions were significant (0.05 level) for many characters in all experiments. Principal component analysis indicated that a few strains were inferior to the others, that Huia performed very well in two studies, and several other strains were similar to or superior to Huia in three studies.