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item Voigt, Paul

Submitted to: Trifolium Conference Abstract & Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/1/2000
Publication Date: 6/20/2000
Citation: Voigt, P.W. 2000. White clover collections from central appalachia. Proceedings of the Sixteenth Trifolium, Pipestem, WV, June 20-22, 2000, p. 23.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Through the assistance of Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Extension Service personnel and private individuals vegetative white clover collections were made during the spring of 1999 from central Appalachia. Collections were made from pastures with a history of grazing by beef or dairy cattle, sheep, or both species and no intentional white clover seeding. Hay feeding areas, as a possible seed source for contaminant plants, were avoided to the extent possible. Thirty-two plants were collected from each site. Eleven collections were made from two counties in eastern Kentucky. Thirty-three collections were made from five different areas of West Virginia. These included eight collections from southern WV and a transect of 25 collections across the width of the state from near the Ohio River to the north-eastern corner. To add an area comparable to the northern panhandle of WV, eight collections were made in central-eastern Ohio. The two final areas collected were in Virginia. Th first was at the southern end of the Shenandoah Valley and the second in an area just south of WV. Thirty plants from each collection were transplanted to the NRCS, Alderson Plant Materials Center, located in Monroe/Summers County, WV, during the late summer of 1999. Controls 'Regal' and 'Sacramento' and a wild white clover collection from a newly seeded grass lawn in Raleigh County, WV were included. Morphological and vigor data will be collected in 2000 and 2001 and used to characterize the germplasm. Data will also be used to place individual plants into groups for development of experimental populations.