Initial red clover (Trifolium pratense, L.) variety evaluation for soil fertility-building

McKenna, P, Cannon, N, Conway, J and Dooley, J (2016) Initial red clover (Trifolium pratense, L.) variety evaluation for soil fertility-building. In: 14th European Society of Agronomy Conference, 5-9 September 2016, Edinburgh.

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Abstract

Nitrogen fixation by legume crops within arable rotations can build soil-fertility, produce a home-grown, highprotein fodder and provide a suite of ecosystem services. Although red clover (Trifolium pratense, L.) is primarly associated with grassland livestock production in the UK, it can also improve the performance of subsequent crops when grown alone or in monoculture (Doel 2013, Moyo 2015). Appropriate variety and foliage management selection could optimize this improvement. The goal of this project is to evaluate six red clover varieties, under treatments of one and two cuts, for fertility-building capacity. The yield and quality of subsequent bioassay crops will be used to assess this capacity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: red clover
Divisions: Agriculture, Food and Environment
Depositing User: Marieke Guy
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2019 10:43
Last Modified: 22 May 2019 15:02
URI: http://rau.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/16083

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