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dc.contributor.author Abberton, Michael T.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-02T16:00:52Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-02T16:00:52Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Abberton , M T 2007 , Developing productive and persistent red clover cultivars for sustainable livestock production . Defra . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 107373
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/2545
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/2545
dc.identifier.uri http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Menu=Menu&Module=More&Location=None&ProjectID=11919&FromSearch=Y&Publisher=1&SearchText=LS3645&SortString=ProjectCode&SortOrder=Asc&Paging=10#Description en
dc.description Abberton, M.T. (2007) Developing productive and persistent red clover cultivars for sustainable livestock production. Defra Report LS 3645. en
dc.description.abstract Red clover (Trifolium pratense) is an important forage legume of UK sheep, beef and dairy farming. It fixes atmospheric nitrogen, reducing the need for fertilisers and supplies traceable home grown protein. Red clover is typically used as a silage crop grown for 2- 3 years with three cuts/year, often followed by aftermath grazing, and the economic benefits of its use in terms of animal production are well established. This report details the breeding of new varieties of red clover adapted to UK agriculture. It also outlines the analysis of new traits important in contributing to livestock farming with a reduced environmental footprint, particularly in terms of water quality and climate change mitigation. The development of molecular approaches laying the foundations for precision breeding of this crop, are outlined. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Defra
dc.title Developing productive and persistent red clover cultivars for sustainable livestock production en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Report (commissioned) en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en


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