Tropical Grasslands (1982) Volume 16, 72–75

EVALUATION OF FIVE WHITE CLOVER (TRIFOLIUM REPENS) CULTIVARS AND KENYA WHITE CLOVER (T. SEMIPILOSUM) ON THE EASTERN DARLING DOWNS OF QUEENSLAND

D.A. IVORY

Queensland Wheat Research Institute, 13 Holberton Street, Toowoomba, Qld 4350.

Abstract

White clover (Trifolium repens), cultivars Clarence, Grasslands Huia, Haifa, Ladino and Louisiana, and Kenya white clover (Trifolium semipilosum cv. Safari) were grown on a clay soil in a subtropical environment from 1976 to 1979. Dry matter yields were obtained each year in autumn, winter, spring and summer.
Kenya white clover gave highest yields in all years, highest nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations and was more persistent than the white clover cultivars. In summer, Kenya white clover gave highest yields but there were no consistent cultivar differences in other seasons.

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