Agroscope, Institute for Plant Production Sciences IPS, 1260 Nyon, Switzerland

Varieties of red clover and meadow fescue in tests

Between 1995 and 1997, 38 varieties of red clover and 24 of meadow fescue have been evaluated in a comparative variety test program. The criterias looked at were properties as yielding ability, competitive ability, resistance to diseases and persistence. Based on the achieved results, the following varieties are newly considered for the <<List of Recommended Varieties of forage Plants>): long duration red clover Corvus (2n), Pica (2n), Larus (4n) Astur (4n), short duration red clover Tedi (4n), Maro (4n), Sigord (4n), meadow fescue Pradel and Cosmolit.

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