Diversity of winter biomass production in the Australian arrowleaf clover collection

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paperpeer-review


Arrowleaf clover (Trifolium vesiculosum Savi.) is an annual pasture legume for grazing and fodderproduction with deep roots, high spring biomass and readily harvestable seeds. Poor winter growth ofpresent cultivars, however, limits early season feed availability and makes them susceptible to weedcompetition. Twenty seven wild accessions and 8 cultivars of arrowleaf clover were grown in a commongarden to investigate winter biomass diversity and their relationships with eco-geographic variables of theircollection sites. Important variation was observed for seed weight and winter biomass production. Winterbiomass was significantly correlated with summer temperature. These results will assist the development ofarrowleaf clover cultivars with improved winter biomass.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th Australian Agronomy Conference
Subtitle of host publicationSystem Solutions for Complex Problems
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAustralian Society of Agronomy Inc.
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event20th Australian Agronomy Conference - Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, Australia
Duration: 20 Sept 202222 Sept 2022


Conference20th Australian Agronomy Conference


Dive into the research topics of 'Diversity of winter biomass production in the Australian arrowleaf clover collection'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this