Red Clover

  • Beat Boller
  • Franz Xaver Schubiger
  • Roland Kölliker
Part of the Handbook of Plant Breeding book series (HBPB, volume 5)


Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) is a perennial forage legume of limited persistence, mainly used for cutting in grass–clover leys of 2–4 years of duration, but also occurring naturally in permanent grassland. Among the forage legumes, in terms of seed produced and marketed worldwide, and in numbers of cultivars available, red clover ranks second after alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) but still higher than white clover (Trifolium repens L.), although the latter has been gaining importance in the last decades.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Beat Boller
    • 1
  • Franz Xaver Schubiger
    • 1
  • Roland Kölliker
    • 1
  1. 1.Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon, Research Station ARTZurichSwitzerland

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