Breeding forage legumes for quality

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Type Conference Proceeding (Non-Journal item)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultifunctional Grassland: Quality Forages, Animal Products and Landscapes
EditorsJ-L. Durand, J-C. Emile, C. Huyghe, G. Lemaire
PublisherEuropean Grassland Federation
Pages58-59
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventProceedings of the 19th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation (EGF) - La Rochelle, France
Duration: 27 May 200230 May 2002

Publication series

NameGassland Science in Europe
Volume7

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 19th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation (EGF)
CountryFrance
CityLa Rochelle
Period27 May 200230 May 2002
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Abstract

The temperate forage legumes, white clover (Trifolium repens) and red clover (Trifolium pratense), are increasingly important components of more sustainable agricultural practices in the livestock sector. Novel germplasm and the application of modern technologies allow the development of improved approaches to the improvement of forage quality in these species. This paper will outline how transdisciplinary research can be employed to complement more traditional approaches to improve quality. Particular attention will be given to routes for manipulating protein content in white and red clover and levels of oestrogens in red clover